[Mailman-Users] Mime Exploit found in Mailman-2.1.2 source tarball

Rathan Levins rlevins at emitinc.com
Thu Jun 12 22:50:58 CEST 2003

Hello -

I downloaded the Mailman 2.1.2 tarball yesterday, and ran into an issue
with a virus scan.  McAfee commandline virus scan found
Exploit-MIME.gen, a generic MIME format "virus" that exploits the
"Microsoft Incorrect MIME Header vulnerability".  I downloaded the
source tarball yesterday, and the virus scanner hit on it after a
crontab job ran uvscan.  Below is the output when I scanned the suspect

[root at emit_server msgs]# uvscan

        Found the Exploit-MIME.gen virus !!!

Is this an issue?  Is this the right forum for this question?  

I would like to install mailman as our company's mailing list manager,
but would like to understand this better.


Rathan Levins
Sys Admin

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