Re: download of source packages alarmed clamav
Marius Gavrilescu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 10:19:46AM +0200, Harald Dunkel wrote:
>> These are real-life viruses that should not be distributed
>> using Debian's FTP server (IMHO).
>Even if they wre real, they would be "real-life" MS Windows viruses in
>emails in a debian package. For someone to get "infected" they would
>to run MS Windows, download a debian package, unpack it, open a file
>"virusN" in an email viewer and run the attached file.
>However, as far as I know they're not actual viruses, they're just made
>look like them (i.e. they contain the signatures, but not the harmful
>Therefore they're harmless.