making clamav examine

Spicer, Kevin Kevin.Spicer at BMRB.CO.UK
Wed Jan 28 08:53:01 GMT 2004

Daniel Bidwell wrote:
> I am using MailScanner 4.20-3 with Clamav 0.60.  They are working
> well, but clamav doesn't seem to be scanning .zip files from
> MailScanner. When I run clamscan on an infected zip file it tells
> detects the virus correctly. 
> I have added the "--unzip" option to the clamav-wrapper, but this
> doesn't seem to make any difference.  Is there a list of file types
> that MailScanner will pass to clamav?  Any suggestions?

The default wrapper script for Clam with MailScanner can't use external unpackers due to permissions issues (where MailScanner runs as root).  I've attached a copy of the wrapper I use - I did send it to Julian a while back but I don't think it made it into the distribution.

You also need to set the following in MailScanner.conf
Incoming Work User =
Incoming Work Group = clamav
Incoming Work Permissions = 0640

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