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From: nik at (Nik Reiman)
Subject: f-prot not catching mimail ?

As previously noted, the problem here seems to be with the f-prot
binary, not the actual virus signatures/definitions.  Try upgrading
the f-prot package, and it'll probably work fine.

-Nik quoth:
> >>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-Location:File://foo.exe
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary
> MZM-^P^@^C^@^@^@^D^@^@^@...?M-^?^@^@...^@^@^@^@^@^@^@@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@^@
> Regardless, f-prot should list the ZIP attachment, and the files contained
> within the ZIP ...
> Cheers,
> Paul Szabo -
> School of Mathematics and Statistics  University of Sydney   2006  Australia
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