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

Paul H Byerly paul at thcwd.com
Fri Jun 13 18:22:00 CEST 2003

      The file in question is a test file that contains the mime wrapper 
from Nimda.  The payload has been replaced with XXXX and the code is 
completely inactive.  I would say your virus scanner is a bit anal, as 
there is zero threat from the file.

Rathan Levins wrote:
>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 !!!

<>< Paul 

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