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Re: [suse-security] Anti-Virus Problem
From: 3APA3A <3APA3A () SECURITY NNOV RU>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 11:38:43 +0400
Dear Björn Scorey,
It's expected behaviour. EICAR is executable file and eicar string
should only be detected in the beginning of the file.
--Monday, October 4, 2004, 9:33:18 PM, you wrote to full-disclosure () lists netsys com:
BS> Hi Everyone !
BS> I am running Suse 9.0 and I have installed
BS> qmail (netqmail Ver. 1.05)
BS> amavis (amavis-new Ver. 20030616p5-23)
BS> antivir (Ver 2.08-16)
BS> Antivir seems to be an evaluation version. (The one that came with Suse 9.0)
BS> I donwloaded the EICAR E-Mail Test Virus but when I send either
BS> an infected attachment or simply copy the virus string on the mail,
BS> the antivirus doesn't recognize the virus, and the mail passes
BS> However when I run antivir on the infected file (attachment) by
BS> itself, it recognizes the virus. The same occured with f-prot
BS> (however I got some minor errors while installing f-prot). When I
BS> run either anti-virus scanner on my mailbox (mbox), none of them
BS> manage to see the virus.
BS> Anyone has an idea what's wrong ?
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