[Dshield] Possible virus

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Fri Jun 21 00:18:48 GMT 2002


On Thu, 2002-06-20 at 12:16, Clint Byrum wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-06-20 at 12:11, Wayne Larmon wrote:
> > I'm still confused by all the RealAudio Player Media (RPM) files that Red
> > Hat has.  What's up with that?
> Now you're treading on dangerous ground. ;) This usually sparks the
> heated debate on whether to take file extensions for what they are, or
> require that programs inspect the content before deciding on whats
> inside.

I thought that was what MIME content-type headers were for?

Note that RPM itself doesn't use a file's name, but instead inspects the
expected file header. That allows it to accept packages over FTP, for
instance.




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