[New-bugs-announce] [issue17843] Lib/test/testbz2_bigmem.bz2 trigger virus warnings

Christian Heimes report at bugs.python.org
Thu Apr 25 13:06:08 CEST 2013

New submission from Christian Heimes:

In ebb8c7d79f52 the file Lib/test/testbz2_bigmem.bz2 was added as test case for bug #14398.

The PSRT and webmaster teams have received half a dozen mails which complains about potential harmful content in the Python installers and Python source distribution. Apparently the file triggers a warning in several anti virus programs because it looks like a zip bomb.

I suggest that we remove the file from hg and create it on the fly during tests runs.

messages: 187773
nosy: benjamin.peterson, christian.heimes, georg.brandl, larry, michael.foord, nadeem.vawda
priority: release blocker
severity: normal
stage: needs patch
status: open
title: Lib/test/testbz2_bigmem.bz2 trigger virus warnings
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.2, Python 3.3, Python 3.4

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