Re: Antivirus scanner DoS with zip archives

From: Volker Tanger (
Date: 07/19/01


Paul Rogers schrieb:

> Your comment regarding MAIL/MIMESweeper is indeed correct. The
> file (mentioned later on in the thread) consumed all available
> resources on MAILSweeper version 4.2.1 (CPU, memory and free hard
> disk space). In fact it took a while for us to remove all presence of
> the mail from the system.

TrendMicro InterScan VirusWall (3.6 on RedHat 6.2 Linux) fills the disk
up to
the last bit, then clears the disk and re-starts again, effectively
rendering the
system 100% loaded without proceeding any further. The system does
not crash, though.

(Still) waiting for reply from Trend (since monday)...



Volker Tanger <> Wrangelstr. 100, 10997 Berlin, Germany DiSCON GmbH - Internet Solutions

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