It talks to MTA via (E)SMTP or LMTP, or by using helper programs.
Best with Postfix, fine with dual-sendmail setup and Exim v4, works with sendmail/milter, or with any MTA as a SMTP relay.
It is written in Perl, ensuring high reliability, portability and maintainability.
It talks to MTA via (E)SMTP or LMTP protocols, or by using helper programs.
See the Free BSD-SA- security advisory which applies to a file(1) utility distributed with the operating system.
2007-04-23: amavisd-new-2.5.0gz 2007-03-22: An exploitable security problem in file(1) utility version 4.19 and older has been found by Jean-Sébastien Guay-Leroux.
It is written in Perl for maintainability, without paying a significant price for speed.Some of the noteworthy known security problems are: An explitable security problem in version 4.19 and older has been found by Jean-Sébastien Guay-Leroux, and a similar security problem in 4.20 found by Colin Percival. This program is being used by amavisd-new even when virus scanning is disabled, so it is heartly recommended to use the most recent version (currently at 4.21), available from ftp://ftp.astron.com/pub/file .An exploitable integer overflow leading to a buffer overflow was discovered in versions of uulib as distributed with Perl module Convert:: UUlib older than version 1.05.Please see the Security considerations section below for additional information.It is always a good idea to use fairly recent versions of external programs and external Perl modules.