buggnubg - Bugs: bug #38750, Set-up.exe Security Threat


bug #38750: Set-up.exe Security Threat

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 16 Apr 2013 07:04:51 AM UTC  
Originator Name:  Ongun Alsac Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Item Group:  Installation Error Category:  Other
Release:  0.90-devel Privacy:  Public
Operating System:  Windows 7 OS Type:  64Bit
Processor Type:  Intel Severity:  3 - Normal
Open/Closed:  Closed Assigned to:  Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Fixed

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Wed 17 Apr 2013 08:20:20 AM UTC, comment #3:

This bug is now resolved.

gnubg-Main-20121023-setup.exe downloads and installs properly.

Thank you!

Ongun Alsac

Wed 17 Apr 2013 05:14:50 AM UTC, comment #2:

Symantec sent a response to my request for this false positive detection and they concur that it is in error. The response was as follows:

"Upon further analysis and investigation we have verified your submission and as such this detection will be removed from our products.

The updated detection will be distributed in the next set of virus definitions, available via LiveUpdate or from our website at http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/defs.download.html "

Virustotal.com as of this post also shows no positive hits where it showed Symantec with a positive for WS.Reputation.1 earlier in the day. Updating the virus definition files should resolve this problem.

Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 16 Apr 2013 01:48:04 PM UTC, comment #1:

The system that is used to produce these builds was recently scanned (again) by latest BitDefender (Without Windows running), and there are no known viruses or Malware on it. Opening the setup.exe doesn't even register any actual malware threat either.

WS.Reputation.1 isn't even a Virus or Trojan classification, it is actually a reputation based hit. It is a false positive. Norton gave an earlier version of the product such a hit as well some time ago. Norton does have a dispute process, and I have now filled out a report for them to look into it (It can take upto 2 business days for them to look at it). If they find it is a false positive their database will be updated. That was done via https://submit.symantec.com/false_positive/

Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 16 Apr 2013 07:04:51 AM UTC, original submission:

When trying to download to install gnubg, Norton detects a security threat in gnubg-Main-20121023-setup.exe and immediately deletes the file, with the following information:

Threat Name: WS.Reputation.1
Actio: Removed

I have a computer with Windows 8.



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2013-06-07 mdpetch Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2013-04-17 mdpetch StatusIn Progress => Fixed
    2013-04-16 mdpetch Assigned toNone => mdpetch
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