ANNOUNCE: Protector 1.00.11 - GPL'ed e-mail virus blockade

ANNOUNCE: Protector 1.00.11 - GPL'ed e-mail virus blockade

Post by Chris Lowt » Sat, 28 Jun 2003 18:05:01



           Protector 1.00.11 Annnouncement - June, 2003

Update 11 of protector 1.00 has been released for RedHat GNU-Linux versions
6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0 systems, and as an "beta"
release for Sun Solaris.

This update of the protector software includes the following changes.

        * Filters a few text only attachment types based on their
          name extension - eg *.chm are blocked.

        * Corrects a file access mode issue in version 1.00.10.

For information and download, visit: http://protector.sourceforge.net/

Protector checks incoming e-mail messages for attachments that could
contain viruses, worms etc - and replaces the offending attachments with
standard warning messages before being passed to "procmail" for local
delivery. The original "dangerous" attachment is saved in a directory that
only the root user can access.

Protector is NOT a virus scanner in the traditional sense: It does NOT
scan attachments for virus signatures, but blocks attachments that could
contain viruses. So *.exe, *.vba etc attachments don't get through. This
means that you don't have to keep protector up to date to stay protected
against the growing tide of new viruses and worms.

Protector does not work by blocking listed types, but by blocking ALL BUT
the listed types. For details of the attachment types "allowed through",
please refer to the web site.

The logic employed by protector to determine the file types contained in
attachments is based on a modified version of the "file" command, and a
number of type-specific validation programs - it does not rely on the
actual name of the file, or the "content-type" declared in the attachment
header. It also looks inside ZIP, TAR and other archive formats, and
checks the files contained in them.

Some types of files are allowed through only under certain conditions. The
main example being that MS Word documents are blocked if they contain ANY
macros, but allowed through otherwise.

Chris
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1. protector 1.00.8: GPL e-mail virus blockade

            Protector 1.00.8 Annnouncement - November 28, 2002

"Protector" is now supported on RedHat Linux version 8.0.

Update 8 of protector 1.00 has been released for RedHat GNU-Linux versions
6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0 systems, and as an "beta"
testing release for Sun Solaris.

This update of the protector software ..

  * Adds RedHat 8.0 to the list of systems that the software will build
    and run on (version 1.00.7 failed to build correctly on RedHat 8.0).

For information and download, visit: http://protector.sourceforge.net/

Protector checks incoming e-mail messages for attachments that could
contain viruses, worms etc - and replaces the offending attachments with
standard warning messages before being passed to "procmail" for local
delivery. The original "dangerous" attachment is saved in a directory that
only the root user can access.

Protector is NOT a virus scanner in the traditional sense: It does NOT
scan attachments for virus signatures, but blocks attachments that could
contain viruses. So *.exe, *.vba etc attachments don't get through. This
means that you don't have to keep protector up to date to stay protected
against the growing tide of new viruses and worms.

Protector does not work by blocking listed types, but by blocking ALL BUT
the listed types. For details of the attachment types "allowed through",
please refer to the web site.

The logic employed by protector to determine the file types contained in
attachments is based on a modified version of the "file" command, and a
number of type-specific validation programs - it does not rely on the
actual name of the file, or the "content-type" declared in the attachment
header. It also looks inside ZIP, TAR and other archive formats, and
checks the files contained in them.

Some types of files are allowed through only under certain conditions. The
main example being that MS Word documents are blocked if they contain ANY
macros, but allowed through otherwise.

Chris
--
My real e-mail address is
chris <at> lowth <dot> com

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