[webkit-dev] Issue retrieving SourceCode: SC containing Trojan horses?!?

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue Jul 17 10:16:54 PDT 2007

On Jul 17, 2007, at 9:49 AM, Paul Bakker wrote:

> Hi,
> Trying to download and install WebKit, following the instructions at http://webkit.org/building/tools.html 
> , but am running into the following:
> First I downloaded the tar file with sourcecode, but unzipping it  
> gave errors in my McAffee (up to date0 firewall software.
> Then I tried through “svn checkout http://svn.webkit.org/repository/webkit/trunk 
>  WebKit” in Cygwin. it goes for quite a while and then the same error.
> Cygwin fails with the following message:
> A    WebKit/LayoutTests/fast/encoding/noscript-in-head-expected.txt
> A    WebKit/LayoutTests/fast/encoding/denormalised-voiced-japanese- 
> chars-expected.png
> svn: Can't open file 'WebKit/LayoutTests/fast/encoding/.svn/tmp/text- 
> base/utf-32-big-endian-nobom.xml.svn-base': No such file or directory
> In my firewall software, I see this file is removed due to a “  
> Exploit-ObscuredHtml (Trojan). Following a link in the FW software,  
> I get this: http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/default.asp?id=description&virus_k=131453
> So, are there actually Trojan horses within the sourcecode files?!?!  
> Of is my FW software complaining about nothing and should I just  
> disable the FW temporarily?

No, there aren't trojans in the source code. But some of our test  
files do unusual things on purpose to test behavior in edge cases, and  
it sounds like your firewall software is unhappy about that.


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