ANNOUNCE: Version 3.11-1

Julian Field jkf at
Fri Feb 15 09:59:35 GMT 2002

A serious security bug in Microsoft Outlook Express has come to my
attention. You can read about the bug at
but basically it allows a malicious user to embed a file attachment in the
headers of a message.

I have just released MailScanner version 3.11-1 which addresses this
problem, and lets MailScanner scan for attachments embedded in the headers
in this way.

Sites that use Microsoft Outlook Express a lot may well want to upgrade to
this version.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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