Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Sat Sep 13 19:12:10 IST 2008

2008/9/13 Hugo van der Kooij <hvdkooij at>:
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> Glenn Steen wrote:
>> 2008/9/13 Hugo van der Kooij <hvdkooij at>:
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>>> Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> It seems to me that SA is flagging just about any message as EMPTY_MESSAGE.
>>>> Is anyone else seeing this too?
>>> I just had quite a bit of a discussion about malware that just walks
>>> past MailScanner with multiple AV scanners active.
>>> It seems that it might be related to postfix. Where MailScanner is
>>> trying to decode postfix queue files but not doing the right thing.
>>> My result on 3 sample queue files was 0% through MailScanner. But
>>> decoding them with postcat allowed me to hit 100% of the files.
>>> So the issue may require all postfix users to look very carefully into
>>> their messages and the ability to scan them properly.
>>> Hugo.
>> Can I get a sample, please? Send it off-list.
>> Do you do milters? Which milters? Version of postfix?
> I use postfix 2.3.2 as it is the normal shipped package for Centos 5.
> Hugo.
Just to give a little update:

I've received queue files from Jules and Alex B. I've fed these
through both a testbed and our current production .... And they simply
worked as expected(!)... The zip-file they included got unpacked
nicely, the filename _and_ filetype got it into the quarantine, as
well as all my AVs firing like mad:-).
This was on a Mandriva 2008.1 running perl 5.10.0 with MailScanner
4.71.10 ... latest stable and beta are essentially the same, so ...

I'm leaning toward this being related to CentOS 5.2, possibly the
relevant perl modules.
Further than that is pretty hard for me to check, since I cannot
reproduce the problem.
I might get onto Alexs' testbed, to do some further debuging... But I
do suggest that you who have a CentOS 5.2 box and are affected by the
"non-unpacking" (should be easily determined... look for "Your
internet access is going to get suspended" subjects that are either
improperly unpacked (in the quarantine) or that slip by entirely...
grab one and start feeding it through your system, varying your perl
modules (mainly MIME-Tools related stuff, I'd guess).

-- Glenn
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