[Mimedefang] Tighter filename matching

Tony Nugent tony at linuxworks.com.au
Fri May 31 19:45:23 EDT 2002

On Fri May 31 2002 at 09:08, "David F. Skoll" wrote:

> On Fri, 31 May 2002, Marc SCHAEFER wrote:
> > Why match by file name, where using UNIX file on it may discover
> > executables and BAT files in any current and future exploitable extension ?
> That's another option, but it's slower (you have to fork and exec
> file)

perl itself has a File-MMagic module (an rpm for it comes with
redhat distros).  I've never used it myself, but wouldn't this be
the way to go if you were to examine a file in this way?

> and not reliable---I can write a .bat file which "file" says
> is "ASCII text":
> rem How are you today?  I'm fine
> deltree /y c:\

indeed :)

> David.


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