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Re: 2/13 PM NAV update [Correction]


I noticed an error in my previous message.

>A better way to detect an alteration to a program is to use the "sum" 
>command to generate a checksum. As I mentioned in my first resonse to Hong 
>Xun, sum on my installed copy of the 1.3-6 cygz.dll yields this:

CORRECTION: I have the 1.3-7 (current) version installed, not the previous 
1.3-6 and this is the 1.3-7 version's checksum:

>% sum /bin/cygz.dll
>19649    50

For completeness, the rest of my original message, unchanged, follows...

>For the 1.3-6 version the result is:
>% sum cygz.dll
>04409    49
>I did another LiveUpdate of my NAV virus descriptions (getting 30 new 
>definitions, as you pointed out) and ran it on the 1.3-7 (latest) cygz.dll 
>and still got no "hit." However, the new descriptions do seem to detect 
>the "Backdoor Egghead" virus in the 1.3-6 version of cygz.dll.
>I am dubious that that DLL is really infected with a virus...Surely the 
>pattern detection of NAV is susceptible to false positives, no?
>There's another interesting thing here: Clicking the "Virus Info..." 
>button in the detection notification dialog displays a virus information 
>dialog that, among other things, says that the virus length is 0 (zero) 
>bytes. How dangerous could and empty "virus" be?
>Not that it matters, I'm not using that DLL and am unlikely to "downgrade" 
>to it.
>I'd be mildly interested in a full and complete explanation of what's 
>going on here, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it or investigate 
>any further.
>Randall Schulz
>Mountain View, CA USA

At 22:03 2002-02-13, Bill Siegmund wrote:
>Hongxun & Randall,
>This morning my NAV was still current as of 2/7 and protecting me against 
>58723 viruses.
>'Round 4PM PST I got an update that made me current as of 2/13 and saw the 
>count of viruses jump by 30.
>And after that the two CYGZ.DLLs on my disks began to be flagged as 
>infected by the Backdoor Egghead virus.
>I deleted them and did a complete scan that turned up _no_ infected files.
>On running "setup",  I got a version of CYGZ.DLL that the current version 
>of NAV considers clean.
>For  the record it is dated 1/20/02 11:42a and contains 50,688 Bytes.
>Bill Siegmund
>Cal-Tex Computers, Inc.
>1080 Rebecca Dr.
>Boulder Creek, California 95006

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