[clamassassin-discuss] MIME issues

Olivier Guilyardi ml at xung.org
Wed Dec 1 09:04:41 PST 2004

James Lick wrote:
> Olivier Guilyardi wrote:
>> Will clamassassin correctly handle these (for example : MS-TNEF MIME 
>> attachments) ?
>> Is this the responsability of clamav or is qmail-scanner doing some 
>> extra work ?
> clamassassin relies on ClamAV to do the unpacking of attachments, so it 
> would be dependent on ClamAV to support that.  If you are using the 
> current version of ClamAV (i.e. 0.80 or higher) then you should have no 
> problem.  Other scanners such as qmail-scanner will do the decoding of 
> attachments themselves, which allows them to do other content filtering 
> than just virus checking, but it increases the responsibility of the 
> scanner.

The question then becomes : does clamav correctly handle (broken, weird) mime
attachments  ? I'll check that out.

Thanks for your answer.


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