Protection Engine and base64 encoded content

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Article ID: 184789

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Scan Engine

Issue/Introduction

You want to know if Symantec Protection Engine (SPE) can detect threats that are encoded in base64.

Resolution

Protection Engine will only decode base64 encoded content if it is a MIME encoded attachment on a .eml formatted email message. It will not decode standalone base64 encoded files or text.