[Mimedefang] Virus not reject by bounce mail

Tony Nugent tony at linuxworks.com.au
Sat Dec 7 02:51:01 EST 2002

On Sat Dec 07 2002 at 00:38, "Deech Mestel" wrote:

> Let me guess. Klez, right?
> I had this same problem. Check the Mimedefang download page, there is a fix
> for it.
> Latest MD should fix this. It's a problem with MD not properly scanning
> noncomplient
> mime headers.

While this is invaluable advice, I got the impression that he was
asking why neither nai's uvscan or File::Scan detected the eicar
test virus inside a tarball attached to an email.  It seems to be
their limitation as virus scanners, I would have to test it myself
to be able to say why it fails for Rudolf.

> > Duering an check of the system (FreeBSD 4.7, Mimedefang, 2.26, nai,
> > File::Scan) a virus was not rejected or catched by mimedefang.
> >
> > I´ve send the eicar testvirus within a zip file via yahoo to my system.
> > The mail itself was rejected correctly.
> > But as I received the bouncemail from yahoo the virus was not rejected
> > or catched by mimedefang.
> >
> > First, Noton catched the virus on my work computer.
> >
> > Has anybody a solution for this problem, or has any idea what to do?
> >
> > Kind regards
> > Rudolf Christel Jr.


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