[Esa-l] Double Extensions fails

John D. Hardin jhardin at wolfenet.com
Wed Feb 14 22:26:14 PST 2001

On Wed, 14 Feb 2001, Brett Glass wrote:

> name.<any extension>.<mangled extension>
> or
> name.<innocuous extension>.<mangled extension>

That's the case now. *ONLY* extensions on the mangle list are
candidates for poisoning.

> The rationale: A file with an extension you are mangling has
> the POTENTIAL to be dangerous. If someone's trying to hide
> the extension that tips folks off to the danger, that should
> set off alarm bells.

That's exactly the rationale, and why "*.*.*" won't poison any
*.tar.gz files.

> It'd be nice if there were a way to interpolate the mangled
> extension list within the "poisoned" file, though.

You don't need to.

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