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From: psz at (
Subject: f-prot not catching mimail ?

>>I cannot see anything "special" in the MIME structure of Mimail that would
>>cause f-prot to miss the ZIP attachment (or maybe it is the structure of
>>the ZIP that f-prot cannot unpack?).
> I was told its the encoding scheme in the .html file thats the problem. 
> Currently the scanner does not support that type of encoding.

It seems to me that the HTML contains the binary EXE without any encoding:

$ cat -v message.html | fold | head -5
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary


Regardless, f-prot should list the ZIP attachment, and the files contained
within the ZIP ...


Paul Szabo -
School of Mathematics and Statistics  University of Sydney   2006  Australia
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.

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