[Mimedefang] patch to add blocking of encrypted email via uvscan

Lucas Albers admin at cs.montana.edu
Tue Dec 9 12:30:38 EST 2003

We should add a patch in to allow admins to encypted archive blocking for
all supported virus scanners.
(Look here, I just supported a silly little patch for nai.)
Anyone have a patch for the other virus scanners?

Then when the virus shows up, we can click the red button to engage,
"Super Encryptiong blocking." in mimedefang.

That seems to be a proactive response.

> On Tue, 9 Dec 2003 WBrown at e1b.org wrote:
>> It would slow the virus from propagating though, because it would have
>> to
>> encrypt each version sent separately.
> Encryption could be a problem.  It is possible to write a polymorphic
> virus that has essentially no "signature".  That is, it's possible to
> write a virus that mutates itself such that two different mutations
> have no pattern in common longer than a couple of bytes (and that's
> too short to trigger on without heaps of false-positives.)
> I'm somewhat surprised we haven't seen a virus kit that does this, but
> we probably will within the next few years.
> Regards,
> David.
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