MS unable to process xlsx file (taint mode prob again?)

Jules Field MailScanner at
Mon Jan 11 13:38:26 GMT 2010

Is this issue fixed with the new code I'm publishing today?


On 18/12/2009 18:50, Mike Jakubik wrote:
> On Fri, December 18, 2009 1:42 pm, Mike Jakubik wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have an Excel file that is causing MS to timeout when scanning the
>> email. I'm not sure if its a problem with MS or one of the Perl modules,
>> but it does not happen on one of my older mail servers. I am attaching the
>> spreadsheet that is causing the problem, perhaps some else could try it?
> I just ran MS in debug mode on and this is what i got:
> Building a message batch to scan...
> Have a batch of 1 message.
> Insecure dependency in open while running with -T switch at
> /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.9/mach/IO/ line 185.
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mailscanner: WARNING: failed to start mailscanner
> Could this be the cause?


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