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Re: Bug#726393: general: Possible malware infections in source packages

* Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@debian.org>, 2013-10-18, 08:55:
Someone should reimplement eicar under a clear license using clean room techniques. I may do so if I find time.

It's not difficult if you reject the requirement of being DOS[0] executable:


The hard part is convincing AV vendors that they should support another test file. .oO( It might be easier to develop an actual DFSG-free virus, so that AV software will _have_ to detect it... )

[0] Seriously? http://i.imgur.com/D6PfW.jpg

Jakub Wilk

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