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 Post subject: Security issues
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:54 pm 
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Can files in WINE compromise my linux system?

The reason I ask is that I recently clicked on what I thought was a graphic file I had been given expecting it to open GIMP, and instead found it opened Fireworks in WINE. Then I noticed that Linux identified the file not as a graphic file, but as a DOS executable. I then recognised that the file is probably malicious.

What steps should be taken to ensure the system is safe?
Is it enough to delete the .wine folder?


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 Post subject: Re: Security issues
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:50 pm 
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Col wrote:
Can files in WINE compromise my linux system?

The reason I ask is that I recently clicked on what I thought was a graphic file I had been given expecting it to open GIMP, and instead found it opened Fireworks in WINE. Then I noticed that Linux identified the file not as a graphic file, but as a DOS executable. I then recognised that the file is probably malicious.

What steps should be taken to ensure the system is safe?
Is it enough to delete the .wine folder?


http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#head-3cb8f05 ... 4e305a0459


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