[clamav-users] Introducing OpenSSL as a dependency to ClamAV
swebb at sourcefire.com
Thu Mar 13 19:01:48 EDT 2014
On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 4:48 PM, Paul Kosinski <clamav at iment.com> wrote:
> I'm not worried about dependency on external libraries per se. I just
> want to know *why*? With libz and libz2, it's pretty obvious, with
> SSL, it's not clear.
> Decrypting encrypted data while scanning would need the key. Is the
> idea to crack open encrypted malware which comes with its own key?
> That would be great. Is the idea to do Man-in-the-Middle AV in an
> enterprise environment? Unethical if done without notification.
> Somehow locking up ClamAV usage ("Tivoing"). Not very nice.
We're currently only using the hashing functionality in OpenSSL, nothing
else. Additionally, planned work in Freshclam will depend on OpenSSL.
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