Security flaw in Safari? - automatically executing Shell scripts

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thomasp, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. thomasp macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I don't think this has been posted before, but I've just found this news article:

    http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/69862


    It seems that Safari will automatically execute certain shell scripts if they are placed in a ZIP archive. The safest way around this is to turn off the "Open Safe Files" option in the "General" preferences pane under Safari prefs.


    No need for any panic - just thought you'd like to be aware, especially after what's been happening recently :)
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Thanks for the info! You must not have seen it, but it was covered in this thread here. Still, it's good to see that people are alert to these threats.
     
  3. thomasp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, cheers for the link :)

    Didn't really think to check the Page2 forums....


    Mods: feel free to close/merge this thread :)
     

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