[Esd-l] Trapped poisoned executable

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Mon Jan 14 06:40:01 PST 2002

On Sun, 13 Jan 2002, Paul Thomas wrote:

> I guess I'm not sure why one notice says badstrans and the other
> doesn't or is it really badtrans at all. I happen to know the
> recipient and it wouldn't be unusual for them to receive a nutty
> media file in the mail.

If you've installed the recommended local-rules script, then there are
some signature-based checks for some specific common email worms.
That's where the notice about badtrans comes from.

If a signature-based rule doesn't identify the worm, then the generic
"poison *.SCR" rule traps the message and notifies you, but it can't
tell you which worm it is.

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