Executables within docx files?

Alex via amavis-users amavis-users at amavis.org
Wed Sep 4 22:46:56 CEST 2013


>> >> $ file \[trash\]/0001.dat
>> >> [trash]/0001.dat: DOS executable (block device driver)
>> >>
>> >> Is this normal for a docx file? I'm sure the original sender had no
>> >> idea this file contained a device driver. Is there something the
>> >> sender needs to do to avoid this in the future?
>> >>
>> >> Is there some way to avoid this problem from happening again with
>> >> other docx files?
>> > See http://bugs.gw.com/view.php?id=277
>> What is this gw.com site? Shouldn't a bug report be filed with the
>> 'file' people or the amavisd people?
> its the bugtracker of file (and libmagic).

Ah, awesome, thanks :-)

Here's hoping it gets addressed quickly. I'm using file-5.11. Has it
been changed recently to cause this? The problem only appears to have
started happening recently.


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