[Esd-l] Binary file problems in sanitizer

Thomas Nyman thomas at teg.pp.se
Sun Dec 1 10:17:00 PST 2002


Thanks, the developer snapshot seems to do the trick!..at least for


--On lvrdag, november 30, 2002 19.53.25 -0800 "John D. Hardin"
<jhardin at impsec.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 28 Nov 2002, Thomas Nyman wrote:
>> document, but it also seems to change the mime type from binary to
>> text with the result that I cant open the word document even after
>> I change the "defanged-name". Can anyone explain why this is and
>> if I can do something about it?
> That was a change made to the last version of the sanitizer in an
> attempt to bypass Windows' magic scanning for APPLICATION/OCTET-STREAM
> MIME types. Apparently it was a bad idea, since mailers want to treat
> the application as text, and alter the file as it is saved.
>> I simply want sanitizer to defang the document so you have to make
>> a filename change before opening it, but I dont want to corrupt
>> the file, which seems to be the case now.
> Try the development snapshot, it now mangles to APPLICATION/DEFANGED.
> Let me know if you have further problems.
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