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RE: [suse-security] NAI on unix do not find actual virus
  • From: "Tom Knight" <thomas.knight@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 09:23:54 -0000
  • Message-id: <ICELJOHAGNAFJPFMMBKOGEPBCEAA.thomas.knight@xxxxxxxxxx>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arjen de Korte [mailto:suse-security@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 09 March 2004 07:58
> To: suse-security@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [suse-security] NAI on unix do not find actual virus
>
>
> On Tuesday 09 March 2004 08:32, Mrvka Andreas wrote:
> > hi,
> >
> > i use the NAI product for my SuSE Linux 9
> > distribution.
> > VirusScan for Unix: with actual engine and Dat file
> >
> > Virus Scan for Linux v4.32.0
> > Copyright (c) 1992-2003 Networks Associates Technology Inc. All rights
> > reserved.
> > (408) 988-3832 LICENSED COPY - Nov 27 2003
> >
> > Scan engine v4.3.20 for Linux.
> > Virus data file v4335 created Mar 08 2004
> > Scanning for 87151 viruses, trojans and variants.
> >
> >
> > BUT it doesn't find the actual virus!
> >
> > You know the actual virus which attaches a password
> > enclosed zip file. and in the message body it stands
> > the password and then you find the exe file.
> >
> > i copied the exe file out of the zip file and ran
> > the uvscan but nevertheless i was unsuccessful :-(
> >
> > can anybody help me?
>
> Wrong list. Complain to NAI if you have problems with their products.

Yes, as with the XFree problem earlier this may appear to be the wrong list.
Having said that, I'm fairly sure that some people appreciate the "heads up"
element of such emails. One might now be cautious about installing the XFree
security update, or about relying on NAI for virus scanning at the gateway.

My opinion (slightly humble) is that this is a good list for alerts for
security related problems, and especially for answers to these problems.
To get the answers you may need discussion....

Mvrka, Oliver: if you resolve your problems, I'm sure I won't be the only
person interested in the solution.

Tom.


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