Malware Python/Patator.A


I do not quite understand, what exactly do you want to tell us with this post?

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ah sorry;;

The file in nixpkgs keeps being recognized as a virus.
why is this?

It’s (probably?) a hacking tool: GitHub - lanjelot/patator: Patator is a multi-purpose brute-forcer, with a modular design and a flexible usage.. Some virusscanners flag those as viruses/(which is defensible, but can be annoying).

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Not in this case though, since it’s flagging the nix expression used to build the package, instead of the tool itself. The expression doesn’t contain anything other than the tool’s name and a two word description (which is also part of the tool itself).

The AV signature is bogus.


Yes, that’s bad. Sometimes it flags on urls, but an expression like this should not be flagged.

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