[Esd-l] *.cv.doc trapped how?

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Tue Mar 19 07:55:01 PST 2002

On Tue, 19 Mar 2002, Mark_Saunders wrote:

> I believe that you have an entry in your MANGLED line something
> like this: \{[0-9a-f+\} I believe this is the guy that grabs
> double extension filenames.

No, this is to trap files named with GUID extensions, which are a way
to bypass the ".doc == Word Document" interpretation. For example, if
you send "fnord.txt.{GUID_FOR_MS_EXECUTABLE}" then Windows will
execute it per the program specified by the GUID.

> If you remove this entry, the double-extension filenames should pass
> through.

No, that won't do it. There is no change to MANGLE_EXTENSIONS that you
can make that will affect double-extension processing. That is purely
the province of the poison and strip lists.

I added the (?...) support so that we could poison double-extension
filenames while permitting documents with annoying names like

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