[Esd-l] ms word macro virus block?

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Fri Mar 7 20:33:56 PST 2003

On Fri, 7 Mar 2003, Bob Pietruszka wrote:

> we had our first virus breach of the "procmail gateway". It came
> in a word document prepared by a faculty member and was identified
> by NAV as the W97M.Marker.O macro virus. My question is whether
> there is any way in the sanitizer to block macro viruses such as
> this one??

Yes, there is. Do you have macro scanning enabled? See the
documentation page on the website.

It may or may not be detected depending on the actual macro code.
Would you be willing to zip the document and send it to me? I may be
able to pull some new "suspicious strings" out of it...

> I am using version 1.126 of the sanitizer with Sendmail. Any
> suggestions would be most appreciated.

You may want to upgrade. The current version is 1.138

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