[Esd-l] MS stuff

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Thu Apr 18 12:05:01 PDT 2002

On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Eric Brosius wrote:

> It seems like weve been getting more and more users from outside
> our network sending Microsoft files with 2 extensions (i.e.
> AVP.LST.DOC, or Byte.me.xls).  There are getting mangled which is
> fine.  But I'm starting to spend too much of my day forwarding
> things from "quarantine".

I fixed a problem in the recommended poison file list a while back,
where it was improperly poisoning document files with "multiple
extension" style filenames. If you are not automatically downloading
the recommended poisoned-files list, then replace the
poison-double-extension-except-doc-and-xls rules in your current
poison list with these:


> How can I let these file names not get poisoned but just be
> scanned by the MS scanner?  Or is that a bad idea?  Thanks, ahead
> of time.

They will still be scanned and eligible for stripping and poisoning if
you remove .DOC and .XLS from the mangle list. Those extensions are

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