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Bloodhound.Exploit.49 trojan found in MIMEBase.pyc

Symantec antivirus has apparently picked up a virus in my Python 2.4
(under cygwin):

Scan type: Scheduled Scan
Event: Threat Found!
Threat: Bloodhound.Exploit.49
File: C:\cygwin\lib\python2.4\email\MIMEBase.pyc
Location: Quarantine
Action taken: Quarantine succeeded
There's info to be found on various pages, but it's a pretty terse
explanation:
http://secunia.com/virus_information...nd.exploit.49/

Has anyone had this also? Is it perhaps a false positive?
alex
Oct 18 '05 #1
2 2020
Alex Hunsley wrote:
Symantec antivirus has apparently picked up a virus in my Python 2.4
(under cygwin):

Scan type: Scheduled Scan
Event: Threat Found!
Threat: Bloodhound.Exploit.49
File: C:\cygwin\lib\python2.4\email\MIMEBase.pyc
Location: Quarantine
Action taken: Quarantine succeeded

There's info to be found on various pages, but it's a pretty terse
explanation:
http://secunia.com/virus_information...nd.exploit.49/

Has anyone had this also? Is it perhaps a false positive?


if Python had anything to do with this, they would probably have mentioned it
in the related documents:

http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/da...xploit.49.html
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../MS05-048.mspx

</F>

Oct 18 '05 #2
It's almost certainly a false positive. In my day job we run into false
positive antivirus detections like this once or twice a year, and
typically get a runaround from the AV vendor (who often have the gall to
suggest that we should buy a copy of their broken software before
they'll fix their problems)

Jeff

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Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (GNU/Linux)

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elikrDx9qLvlOJGnJSg5R5c=
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Oct 18 '05 #3

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