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Re: Virus Update

  • From: Christian Nielsen
  • Date: Thu May 04 12:26:17 2000


Just block .vsd files from coming in. Filter them all at the border (thanks
msft).

I guess most of us are running unix based mailers so we dont get to see the
effects/affects of these great news worthy viruses. 

can anyone tell me one time they could not do their job cause they counldnt
read a .vsd file? 

If you look at the .vsd file, you see it is very easy to re-do, send some
other string and on its way it goes to destroy mail servers around the
world. Without blocking all .vsd files at the border, theses DOS attacks will
flood our emails over the next few weeks.

just my two cents....



On Thu, 4 May 2000, Rodney Joffe wrote:

> 
> Symantec is unreachable (of course).
> 
> Does anyone have any info on patches/fixes etc?
> 
> Also, if you use sendmail, there is a patch available for Sendmail 8.9.x
> ...  doesn't work with 8.10.x - available in the normal places - which
> will stop the virus at your gateway..
> 
> "Branden R. Williams" wrote:
> > 
> > On Thu, 4 May 2000, Branden R. Williams wrote:
> > 
> > > Should you run it, you will lose any files of the following
> > > extensions.  They will be renamed to filename.extension.vbs with a fresh
> > > copy of the replication part.
> > 
> > Actually it is a fresh copy of the entire virus.  Sorry for the confusion.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 
> > Branden R. Williams <brw@netvitality.net>
> > Vice President, Systems - NetVitality, Inc.
> > http://www.netvitality.net/
> > Internet Commerce Specialists
> 
> -- 
> Rodney Joffe
> CenterGate Research Group, LLC.
> http://www.centergate.com
> "Technology so advanced, even we don't understand it!"(SM)
> 
> 






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