[Mimedefang] Code to remove winmail.dat files and replace them withthe attachments.

Thomas Tinglum tinglum at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 07:46:03 EDT 2005

I thought of stripping away the ../ in the filename since I want to
keep the original filename.


On 7/22/05, Matthew.van.Eerde at hbinc.com <Matthew.van.Eerde at hbinc.com> wrote:
> Thomas Tinglum wrote:
> > The logic is as follows.
> > Use tnef to extract the filenames and put them in an array.
> > Use tnef to extract the files into a tmpdir.
> > Merge the patch to the tmpdir with the filenames into an array and you
> > have a full path to the extracted files.
> Hope you exercise a due amount of paranoia...
> I'd be very cautious of doing it this way.  I'd probably name the files things like "1", "2", "3" etc.  I worry too much about a malicious tnef file with a name like:
>         ../../../../../../../etc/passwd
> for example.
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