[Esa-l] ANN: Sanitizer update

Brett Glass brett at lariat.org
Tue Sep 19 15:30:04 PDT 2000


Should have mentioned this, but there is one more extension 
to add to the mangle list: OCX. OCXes are essentially
DLLs. If an app that loads an OCX does it from the attachment 
directory instead of C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM, all, er, heck could
break lose.


P.S. -- What are MDA and MDW?

At 03:19 PM 9/19/2000, John D. Hardin wrote:
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>The procmail sanitizer has been updated. The current version is 1.118
>It is available via:
>US: http://www.impsec.org/email-tools/procmail-security.html
>US: ftp://ftp.rubyriver.com/pub/jhardin/antispam/procmail-security.html
>CAN: ftp://netserv.on.ca/pub/jhardin/antispam/procmail-security.html
>EU: ftp://kanon.net/pub/jhardin/antispam/procmail-security.html
>- From the News section of the home page:
>Added .DLL, .MDA and .MDW to the default mangle list - if you are maintaining
>custom mangle lists, you should update them. You probably also want to add
>*.DLL to your poisoned-attachments list.
>Modified the macro scanner slightly to reduce the chance of false positives on
>Excel spreadsheets.
>Added From:, Status:, X-Status: and X-Keywords: to the excessively-long headers
>check since UW IMAP is vulnerable to overflows in these.
>Increased the Excessively Long Header length to 512 characters to further
>reduce false positives.
>Also, the sanitizer, home page, gateway nano-HOWTO and a list of poisoned
>filespecs is now available as a tarball.
>The sanitizer home page is moving to
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