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On Thu, 16 May 2002, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 12:43:45AM +0200, Hilko Bengen wrote:
> > No. That is exactly what AMaViS-ng does. And security is the reason
> > why AMaViS-ng only supports unpacking programs that can unpack things
> > to stdout.
> Actually, I think there is.  It makes it possible to hide a virus in
> the part of the archive beyond $SIZELIMIT.  It would be better to reject
> the attachment if it is too large to scan.

Couldn't you just redirect the output to a named pipe in the background,
and have the virusscanner scan that named pipe?

wouter dot verhelst at advalvas dot be

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