[Esd-l] Fw: New Virus/Worm email

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Tue Sep 18 20:30:01 PDT 2001

On Tue, 18 Sep 2001, Bill Larson wrote:

> Are the audio attachments munged for executable attachments? If
> not we need a patch ASAP!

The audio part of this is a red herring. The MIME type has no bearing
on the actual type of the file. If you're mangling .EXE extensions and
poisoning *.EXE or README.EXE then you are protected.

 John Hardin KA7OHZ   ICQ#15735746   http://www.wolfenet.com/~jhardin/
 jhardin at impsec.org        pgpk -a finger://gonzo.wolfenet.com/jhardin
  768: 0x41EA94F5 - A3 0C 5B C2 EF 0D 2C E5  E9 BF C8 33 A7 A9 CE 76 
 1024: 0xB8732E79 - 2D8C 34F4 6411 F507 136C  AF76 D822 E6E6 B873 2E79
  In 1998 more than three times as many people in the US were killed
  by incompetent physicians than were killed by handguns, yet the
  President of the A.M.A. is adopting "gun safety" as his platform.
   1141 days until the Presidential Election

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