On 1 July 2010 21:58, OQ <overlordq(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 7:09 AM, Christopher Grant
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From: Henri Salo <henri(a)nerv.fi>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 14:36:40 +0300
Subject: [Full-disclosure] Someone using Wikipedia to infect others
To: full-disclosure(a)lists.grok.org.uk, mark(a)wikimedia.org
And another person who doesn't understand that the From address isn't
Is a obscure point. To know it you have to learn SMTP, probably
reading the RFC.
RFC 822 format [7, 32] is being used, the mail data include the
memo header items such as Date, Subject, To, Cc, From. Server SMTP
systems SHOULD NOT reject messages based on perceived defects in the
RFC 822 or MIME  message header or message body."
You seems a informed person. We have to ignore this message? It looks
somewhat odd and out of context (mostly because the sender never added
context). I can see how, if Wikipedia host pdf files, some of these
can act as vector for malware. If wikipedia serve the files
unmodified, I can see how is possible to write a "renderer to memory"
that rebuild the whole file, withouth any scripting. But such thing
may take lots of hours of programmers, and mediawiki seems very
limited by that factor (and not epicness, there are lots of epics
things in the mediawiki proyects... BRAVO!).
ℱin del ℳensaje.