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Re: [Fwd: VIRUS (Worm.Bagle.A) IN MAIL TO YOU (from <owner-openldap-softwar e@OpenLDAP.org>)]

Worm.Bagel.A (also known by a few other names) is known to fake the sending address. See: http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.beagle.a@mm.html

People running antivirus software on their email system should include this virus in the list of worms/viruses that should not have an automatic notification sent. For amavisd, check the "$viruses_that_fake_send_re" variable in amavisd.conf. It seems to be becoming commonplace for email borne viruses to have fake addresses. To send notification to the supposed sender has become a source of automated spam.


Douglas Furlong wrote:

Good morning All.

Just to let people know, an email was sent to the list just now, with
the Bagle.A virus/worm attached.

I have included the apparent sender just incase he needs to update his
AV software.


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