2007/08/27 Skype Linux Reads Password and Firefox Profile

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Skype Linux Reads Password and Firefox Profile

Posted by samzenpus on Sunday August 26, @11:40AM
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mrcgran writes “Users of Skype for Linux have just found out that it reads the files /etc/passwd, firefox profile, plugins, addons, etc, and many other unnecessary files in /etc. This fact was originally discovered by using AppArmor, but others have confirmed this fact using strace on versions 1.4.0.94 and 1.4.0.99. What is going on? This probably shows how important it is to use AppArmor in any closed-source application in Linux to restrict any undue access to your files.”

 

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