Goner-A problems

Deanne Palmer dpalmer at SKIDMORE.EDU
Wed Dec 5 18:05:16 GMT 2001

According to our logs MailScanner has caught 252 instances of Goner-A in the
past 26 hours.
Running MailScanner-2.60-2 on Solaris 8,  sophos, tnef-1.1.
Appears to be working fine.
Deanne Palmer
Systems Administrator, Skidmore College
dpalmer at skidmore.edu

Julian Field wrote:

> MailScanner seems to be having some problems catching the Goner-A virus. On
> my systems it appears to miss it, so presumably the MIME decoding is
> failing to work properly on it.
> Until I manage to find the cause and publish the fix, I strongly advise you
> to warn your users about this problem.
> Sorry about this, it's the first time it has happened and I will try to
> find a fix as fast as I can. Anyone else who wants to join the bug hunt is
> welcome to try too! I have already contacted the author of the MIME-tools
> module to see if he responds with any ideas.
> Sorry again folks :-(
> If you have managed to catch it, I would be very interested to hear exactly
> what versions of the MIME-tools module you are using. It may be a bug only
> present in some versions.
> --
> Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
> jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
> Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
>                              Southampton SO17 1BJ

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