[unisog] MyParty

Christopher Cramer chris.cramer at duke.edu
Tue Jan 29 20:42:04 GMT 2002

On Tue, 2002-01-29 at 14:26, Joseph Brennan wrote:
> An interesting point is that this is not a mime attachment.  It's a 
> plain text message with a uuencoded portion.  So checks on attached
> files will not necessarily catch this.
> I was actually surprised to learn that people still use mail clients
> that handle uuencoded paragraphs specially.  Mine (Mulberry) doesn't.

Yes, this sent us scrambling here.  We use Amavis and McAfee to detect
and quarantine virus-infected email.  Some of the Myparty viruses were
being caught but not all - the difference being mime encoding versus a
uuencoded message in the email body.  

Our local mail guru managed to come up with a one line patch to
Amavis-perl so that it catches both types of virus encoding.  He has
just posted that fix to the amavis-bugs list.  If it would be of any use
to folks here, please let me know - or check the amavis-bugs mailing


Christopher E. Cramer, Ph.D.
Information Technology Security Officer
Duke University,  Office of Information Technology
253A North Building, Box 90132, Durham, NC  27708-0291
PH: 919-660-7003  FAX: 919-660-7076  email: chris.cramer at duke.edu

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