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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:41 pm    Post subject: [JOKE] A virus in Portage tarball! Reply with quote

Avira found a piece of malware in portage tarball.
http://pic.ipicture.ru/uploads/091109/rTFzz1mw7b.png
Nice :roll:
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of antivirus is that ? A spyware :P
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

<sarcasm>The Gentoo virus is a really bad one. Once it's got you infected, you will *never* be able to get rid of it again... I am addicted to gentoo since it started. See this as a warning</sarcasm>
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cannot remember whose sig it is in, but
Quote:
gentoo addict: One more emerge, then I quit


So yes, it is really dangerous. :twisted:


On a side note, according to the Avira page, this is the "virus".
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another funny thing is that Avira thinks that the file is a mailbox :) I've never seen tar.bz2'ed mailbox files.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will not use Avira since it lunch some crazy false positive.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

d2_racing wrote:
I will not use Avira since it lunch some crazy false positive.


Bon appétit ;)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry : launch

Merci beaucoup :P
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:49 am    Post subject: A virus in portage-latest.tar.bz2 ? Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm trying to install Gentoo, so, I downloaded the file portage-latest.tar.bz2, using Windows Seven. I installed Gentoo.
I'm temporary using Windows Seven, and I launched a scan with Avira AntiVir, which detected the virus "HTML/Silly.Gen" in the archive, and it sayed me it won't repair the file, because it is my mailbox (??????)

Google didn't give me any way...

Is it normal ?

Thank you for advance,
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EDIT : This is the report :
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C:\Users\ProgVal\Downloads\portage-latest.tar.bz2
  [0] Type d'archive: BZ2
    --> portage-latest.tar
      [1] Type d'archive: TAR (tape archiver)
      --> portage/app-admin/lsat/files/lsat-0.9.6-gentoo.patch
        [RESULTAT]  Contient le modèle de détection du virus de script HTML HTML/Silly.Gen
      --> portage/app-admin/lsat/files/lsat-0.9.5-gentoo.patch
        [RESULTAT]  Contient le modèle de détection du virus de script HTML HTML/Silly.Gen
      --> portage/app-admin/lsat/files/lsat-0.9.7.1-gentoo.patch
        [RESULTAT]  Contient le modèle de détection du virus de script HTML HTML/Silly.Gen
    [AVERTISSEMENT] Ce fichier est une boîte à lettres. Pour ne pas gêner votre fonction d'emails, ce fichier n'est pas réparé ou supprimé.
Translation (approximativly):
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C:\Users\ProgVal\Downloads\portage-latest.tar.bz2
  [0]  Archive's type: BZ2
    --> portage-latest.tar
      [1] Archive's type: TAR (tape archiver)
      --> portage/app-admin/lsat/files/lsat-0.9.6-gentoo.patch
        [RESULT]  Contains the HTML script virus detection mask HTML/Silly.Gen
      --> portage/app-admin/lsat/files/lsat-0.9.5-gentoo.patch
        [RESULT]  Contains the HTML script virus detection mask HTML/Silly.Gen
      --> portage/app-admin/lsat/files/lsat-0.9.7.1-gentoo.patch
        [RESULTAT]  Contains the HTML script virus detection mask HTML/Silly.Gen
    [ALERT] This file is a mailbox. This file won't be repaired or removed because it should disturb the emails function.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See here: A virus in Portage tarball!

Summary: it looks like a false match.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Is it normal ?

Yes, it is. It has been there at least since 2004, I got infected back then. If you are not careful it will infect you, too. Symptoms are horrible. You will look at any closed-source software with despise, in developed stadium you will trash your Windows 7 because you cannot stand it any more. :P
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both.

Jaglover: :D I guess that Gentoo is less dangerous than a closed-source system, but I wondered if the file I've downloaded is corrupted, or come from a false site.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merged above 4 posts here
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The virus is a false/positive alert, I had one of these at work and I laughed a lot :P
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: A virus in portage-latest Reply with quote

Hello,

I post this here as... I know well that many honest codes can look like a virus' signature.
It's just simply funny for me as, having spent 2 days configuring lilo for dual booting, I had ended considering I was just...

Silly ! :evil:

Recovering my XP session I had not seen for days...
I updated my Avira...
And let it run on the vfat partition I had downloaded the portage-latest tarball to...

Gling ! : portage-latest.tar.bz2 (portage/app-admin/lsat/files/lsat-0.9.6-gentoo.patch) contains the HTML script virus... HTML/Silly.Gen

Was it especially made for me ? :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merged last post.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Change your antivirus :P
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