ClamAV 0.84 released

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at FSL.COM
Sat Apr 30 17:28:15 IST 2005

ClamAV 0.84 released

Release Name: 0.84


This version improves detection of JPEG (MS04-028) based exploits,
introduces support for TNEF files and new detection mechanisms. Various
bugfixes (including problems with scanning of digest mail files) and
improvements have been made.
We encourage users to help testing the development versions, now with
rewritten RAR code and support for 3.0 archives! Visit

-) libclamav:
    + JPEG exploit detector now also checks embedded Photoshop thumbnail
    + archive meta-data scanner (improves malware detection within encrypted
    + support for TNEF (winmail.dat) decoding
    + support for all tar archive formats
    + MD5 implementation replaced with a slightly faster one
    + improved database reloading with reference counter
    + database updateable false positive eliminator
    + speed improvements
    + various bugfixes
-) clamd:
    + VirusEvent now sets CLAM_VIRUSEVENT_FILENAME and
      environment variables
-) clamav-milter:
    + improved database update detection when not --external
-) clamscan:
    + new options --include-dir and exclude-dir
    + new option --max-dir-recursion
-) freshclam:
    + new directive LocalIPAddress
-) contrib:
    + clamdmon 1.0 - clamdwatch replacement written in C
-) 3rd party software:
    + hMailServer - open source e-mail server for Microsoft Window
    + pop3.proxy - proxy server for the POP3 protocol
    + HTTP Anti Virus Proxy
    + SmarterMail Filter - ClamAV based plugin for SmarterMail Mail Server
    + smf-clamd - small & fast virus filter for Sendmail
    + Squidclam - replacement for written in C
    + QtClamAVclient - remote clamd client based on the Qt Toolkit
    + qpsmtp - flexible smtpd daemon written in Perl


Steve Swaney
Fortress Systems Ltd.
steve.swaney at

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