More taint mode problems (please help)

Jules Field MailScanner at
Wed Jan 13 16:41:32 GMT 2010

Please can you try the attached patch to
Please let me know if it solves the problem or not.


On 13/01/2010 16:19, Thomas Lohman wrote:
>> I've released 4.79.5, which I would gratefully appreciate you testing.
> Hi Julian,
> I've installed version 4.79.5 on a RH5 box with perl 5.10.1 and have 
> been running it against our production e-mail traffic and I noticed 
> this morning that taint errors still are happening when processing 
> TNEF attachments.  This is the line which is output when running a 
> single message through in debug mode:
> 11:17:22 Insecure dependency in rename while running with -T switch at 
> /usr/local/MailScanner/lib/MailScanner/ line 357.
>  Failed.
> Let me know if there is any more information you need or if there is 
> some other patch I may be missing.
> thanks much,
> --tom


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