Txt file considered as program?

Anthony Peacock a.peacock at chime.ucl.ac.uk
Fri Jan 4 09:42:44 GMT 2008


Budi Febrianto wrote:
> Ricky Boone wrote:
>> Budi Febrianto wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> I see many emails quarantine in the mailscanner server because it have
>>> attachment that considered as program, but the attachment actually txt
>>> attachment.
>>> MailScanner: No programs allowed (msg-27290-704.txt)


> The attachment is text file, I can open it from mailwatch.
> I'm not sure why MailScanner detected as program.

There is a problem with some versions of the file command, where it 
detects a text file in the Russion language as a executable program. 
What does the text file look like?

Anthony Peacock
CHIME, Royal Free & University College Medical School
WWW:    http://www.chime.ucl.ac.uk/~rmhiajp/
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  they're only looking for one thing, whereas a PET scan could result in
  a lot of things."    - Carl Princi, 2002/07/19

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