[Esd-l] Re: How is a password protected zip file handled?

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Tue Mar 2 13:29:06 PST 2004

On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, Smart,Dan wrote:

>  The new beagle.h sends an encrypted zip file, and gives the
> password in the body of the message.  What does 1.141 do when it
> sees such a file?

It scans the index of the ZIP file, which (fortunately) is NOT
affected by password protection. The ZIP index remains in-the-clear
even though you need a password to extract the contents.

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