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Bug#726393: marked as done (general: Possible malware infections in source packages)

Your message dated Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:12:48 +0200
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and subject line Re: Bug#726393: general: Possible malware infections in source packages
has caused the Debian Bug report #726393,
regarding general: Possible malware infections in source packages
to be marked as done.

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Package: general
Severity: normal

Some of the source packages were caught on a gateway anti-virus scanner while

These are the exact downloads:


I also uploaded the archives to virustotal.com for scanning with multiple

I looked into one of these, libmail-deliverystatus-bounceparser-
perl_1.531.orig.tar.gz, and found multipart email file containing zip
attachment. Inside this archive is a .pif file (PE32 executable for MS Windows)
which is detected as Win32.Worm.Mytob.EF.

This doesn't look like a false positive. I hope that the source packages would
be sanitized from any actual malware samples.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.2
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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On Dienstag, 15. Oktober 2013, Jarkko Palviainen wrote:
> Package: general
> Severity: normal
> Some of the source packages were caught on a gateway anti-virus scanner
> while downloading.
This is not a general bug in Debian. It *might* be bugs in the relevant source 
packages, but AFAICS these sources include these _examples_ for a reason, thus 
closing this bug. Feel free to file individual bugs against the relevant 
packages though.


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