Mac Mini Netgear readynas Time Machine threat found

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by apgeek, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. apgeek macrumors newbie

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    I have just setup my Mac Mini toy use a Netgear Readynas for time machine and the ready nas has antivirus built into the device. It is reporting this
    Subject: ReadyNAS Alert Message (nas-1 System: Warning)

    Antivirus scanner found threat (Exploit:CVE-2004-0200_2) in the file '/data/.timemachine/anthony’s Mac mini.sparsebundle/bands/aaa'. Please refer to the documentation for threat types.

    Does this mean I have a threat on the Mac Mini or the nas is wrong?
     
  2. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

    #2
    It means that you shouldn't use Windows Anti-Virus software on Mac files.

     
  3. schalliol macrumors regular

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    Carmel, IN
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    I just found the same thing on my wife's MacBook Air via my ReadyNAS time machine backup. It appears that as usual, Macs are unaffected by this, but it's a JPEF vulnerability, so it sounds pretty stealth. We're you able to find the file that was the problem, and if so, how?

    I think it's better to know there is a potential Windows threat so we aren't sending the problem to others.

    Thanks!
     

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