MailScanner ANNOUNCE: 4.72 released
MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Nov 1 19:10:47 GMT 2008
I have just release the latest stable release, 4.72.
The main new improvements and changes are:
- Added support for ClamAV 0.94. You *must* upgrade to ClamAV 0.94 at
least if you are going to use this release of MailScanner and are
already using ClamAV.
- Filename and filetype check are now done before virus scanning.
- Several improvements to the installer.
Download it as usual from
The full Change Log is this:
* New Features and Improvements *
1 Added support for ClamAV 0.94. Note that this has necessitated removal of
complete support for earlier versions of ClamAV as the command-line
are incompatible. So only use this version if you have upgraded to the
2 The "Found to be clean" header will not be added to the message at all if
the relevant configuration setting is blank in MailScanner.conf.
2 Filename and filetype checks are now done before virus scanning. This
that you can use the "deny+delete" type of filename or filetype rule to
selectively delete files that will choke your buggy virus scanner.
4 "install.sh" now logs all output to "install.log".
4 The RPM and SuSE versions of "install.sh" now have a "reinstall" command-
line option which will make it attempt to remove the Perl RPMs before it
installs them, in case you have changed your Perl version enough that the
previous Perl modules were not being found by your new setup. Very handy
for Fedora upgraders, among others.
4 Improvements to the "reinstall" command-line switch so it removes all the
old versions first, before it starts installing anything new.
4 Updated MIME-tools to version 5.427.
4 Minor improvement to phishing net.
4 Added check to --lint for sufficiently correct /tmp permissions.
5 Remove dsbl.org blacklist from spam.lists.conf.
5 Added more comments to the "Remove These Headers" documentation. The
suggested list of headers to remove is now all of these:
* Fixes *
1 Changed logging of clamd so that it reports the virus scanner name
2 Removed debug code from OLE unpacking code.
3 Fixed log handling bug in filename rules matching code, thanks to
4 Fixed bug where whole message body was deleted if a file nested within 2
zip files failed filename tests.
4 Fixed reporting bug in 'service MailScanner status' where it would produce
an error instead of saying the incoming sendmail process was working fine.
4 Fixed a parsing bug in the "Avast" scanner support.
4 Minor change to error message when /tmp has wrong permissions.
Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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