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Re: download of source packages alarmed clamav

On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 5:05 AM, Scott Kitterman <debian@kitterman.com> wrote:
> Marius Gavrilescu <marius@ieval.ro> 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.
> Correct.
> Scott K

FYI, some Windows viruses work under Wine (which can do whatever your
normal user can do, unless you're using AppArmor or something similar
to restrict it).


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