ANNOUNCE: Beta 4.25-7 released

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Nov 14 14:10:18 GMT 2003

Add this line to virus.scanners.conf:

clamavmodule    /bin/false                              /tmp

At 12:37 14/11/2003, you wrote:
>Hi Julian,
>Just upgraded - bit of a problem now - keep seeing this in the log:
>Nov 14 12:33:42 mailscanner MailScanner[14138]: Your virus.scanners.conf
>file does not  have 3 words on each line. See if you  have an old one left
>over by mistake.
>antivir         /usr/lib/MailScanner/antivir-wrapper    /usr/lib/AntiVir
>bitdefender     /usr/lib/MailScanner/bitdefender-wrapper /usr/local/bd7
>clamav          /usr/lib/MailScanner/clamav-wrapper     /usr/local
>command         /usr/lib/MailScanner/command-wrapper    /usr
>etrust          /usr/lib/MailScanner/etrust-wrapper     /opt/eTrustAntivirus
>f-prot          /usr/lib/MailScanner/f-prot-wrapper     /usr/local/f-prot
>f-secure        /usr/lib/MailScanner/f-secure-wrapper   /opt/f-secure/fsav
>And nothing is being delivered!!
>Kind regards,
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK]
>Sent: 14 November 2003 11:49
>Subject: ANNOUNCE: Beta 4.25-7 released
>Morning all,
>I've just released the latest beta/unstable version 4.25-7.
>Main addition since the last beta is the addition of support for the ClamAV
>perl module, which means no external programs have to be started every time
>ClamAV is invoked. Should be noticeably faster.
>There also a whole bunch of other fixes and additions, which are detailed in
>the ChangeLog included below.
>Expect a stable release soon, but please do test this version and check that
>it works okay. Thanks!
>Download as usual from
>ChangeLog for 4.25:
>* New Features and Improvements *
>- Panda version 7.0 supported.
>- Added dependency on Net::CIDR module so could add support for more ways of
>    specifying IP ranges in rulesets. Can now do all of:
>          152.78.
>          /^152\.78/
>- Added support for "disarm" option on all HTML tag detectors, which will
>    disarm those tags while leaving the rest of the HTML intact.
>- Added support for retrieving configuration from LDAP.
>- Changed SpamAssassin timeout handler to kill processes and not process
>- Added support for changing uid, gid and permissions of both Incoming Work
>    Dir and Quarantine Dir.
>- Improved ClamAV parser to handle errors printed when processing viruses
>    containing corrupted zip files.
>- Improved documentation in virus.scanners.conf.
>- Improved documentation of "disarm" configuration settings.
>- Added optimisation to LDAP ruleset compiler that identifies 1-line
>    which hold the default value.
>- Added support for Mail::ClamAV perl module, enabling ClamAV to scan
>    having to call any external programs at all.
>* Fixes*
>- RPM distribution script now checks and creates pod2text
>- Fixed bug whereby the same message files could be deleted more than once,
>    which could delete unprocessed messages using MTAs that name files after
>    the inode and not the time.
>- Syslogging should now start successfully on all versions of Solaris and
>- Bug fix in Postfix file handling code from Stefan Baltus which will
>    hopefully patch up the last Solaris Postfix problem.
>- Fixed bug that broke rulesets in earlier betas.
>Julian Field
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