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Re: Multiple AV Vendors ignoringtar.gz archives (fwd)
From: Paul Laudanski <zx () castlecops com>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 10:16:28 -0500 (EST)

Folks, here is a summary of a discussion with Mark at Eset for NOD32 about 
.tar.bz2.  So what do you folks think, how many people would like to see 
this capability?

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Paul Laudanski - Computer Cops, LLC.
CastleCops(SM) - http://castlecops.com
http://cuddlesnkisses.com | http://justalittlepoke.com | http://zhen-xjell.com

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 09:30:17 +0100
From: "NOD32 Technical Support (Mark)" <EMAIL REMOVED>
To: 'Paul Laudanski' <zx () castlecops com>
Subject: RE: [support] Re: [Full-disclosure] Multiple AV Vendors
    ignoringtar.gz archives

Hi Paul,

certainly, this won't be our priority any time soon. Our programmers are now
being fully engaged with preparing version 2.13.0 and then they'll probably
start working on NOD32 3.0. Can you estimate how many people you know of
would be interested in having tar.bz2 archives scanned?

Best regards,

Mark 


Eset
Technical Support
Slovakia

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Laudanski [mailto:zx () castlecops com] 
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 7:31 PM
To: NOD32 Technical Support (Mark)
Subject: RE: [support] Re: [Full-disclosure] Multiple AV Vendors
ignoringtar.gz archives

Hi Mark, may I forward your reply to me below to the full disclosure list?  
I'd like to request that this archive be included.

On Mon, 7 Feb 2005, NOD32 Technical Support (Mark) wrote:

Hi Paul,

the tar.bz2 archives are not supported now at all, but could be in the 
future if more customers request to support them.


Best regards,

Mark


Eset
Technical Support
Slovakia

Web: www.eset.com

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 8:23 PM
To: Barrie Dempster
Cc: Full-disclosure; support () nod32 com
Subject: [support] Re: [Full-disclosure] Multiple AV Vendors ignoring 
tar.gz archives

Thanks for replying back so quickly with further details.  I tested a
standard .tar.bz2 file and found that nod32lms didn't report on diving
into it.  I'll try to make time later to test it with a .tar.bz2 file
which contains Eicar.  However, I've also included NOD32 support in this
reply.

But this is just one company, you do have a point.

On Sat, 5 Feb 2005, Barrie Dempster wrote:

I didn't configure the AV's I didn't fancy installing all of them 
and thought virus total would give a good indication. It appears 
from the virustotal results and from 
http://www.nod32.com/products/nt.htm that
nod32 will scan and detect tar.gz's but not bz2's. This is the most 
common result and could be argued to be valid by the vendors.

However you can open tar.bz2's on windows so it's still a valid 
infection vector, although probably not all that useful for viruses. 
I don't believe many users will go googling for the tools needed.
Nonetheless at least a few of the vendors think it's necessary to go 
beyond the common zip and rar.


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Paul Laudanski - Computer Cops, LLC.
CastleCops(SM) - http://castlecops.com
http://cuddlesnkisses.com | http://justalittlepoke.com | http://zhen-xjell.com

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