worm emails marked as possible spam

DAve dave.list at PIXELHAMMER.COM
Thu Dec 1 19:47:30 GMT 2005

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Jeff A. Earickson wrote:
> I don't subscribe to the Clam list so I don't know.  But the issue
> of Clam 0.87.1 not catching Sober.U on some types of operating
> systems (Solaris 9 in my case) seems to be a reoccurring topic
> on the MS list of late.  Clam 0.87.1 seems to work fine on some
> versions of UNIX (eg, Linux) but not others (Solaris, maybe BSD).
> The CVS code has fixed this, at least for me.

FreeBSD 5.3.1 and 5.4, the port version of ClamAV works correctly. 
Checking one of our AV Gateways,

clamscan -ri -v /local/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/20051201/
  Worm.Sober.U FOUND

----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 41294
Engine version: 0.87.1
Scanned directories: 1032
Scanned files: 3112
Infected files: 1077
Data scanned: 257.75 MB
Time: 137.896 sec (2 m 17 s)

Last week began a 500% increase in captured viruses for us, mostly Sober 


> Jeff Earickson
> Colby College
> On Thu, 1 Dec 2005, IT Dept wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 10:48:40 -0800
>> From: IT Dept <itdept at FRACTALWEB.COM>
>> Reply-To: MailScanner mailing list <MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
>> Subject: Re: worm emails marked as possible spam
>> Jeff A. Earickson wrote:
>>> This sounds like the problem of ClamAV not catching Sober.U/Sober-Z
>>> with ClamAV 0.87.1, check the list archives from earlier this week.
>>> I changed to the latest CVS version of Clam and the problem went
>>> away.  I'm totally baffled as to why Clam hasn't put out a new release
>>> to fix this nasty bug.
>>> Jeff Earickson
>>> Colby College
>> Jeff,
>> I agree. This seems like EXACTLY what's happening. I haven't been over 
>> on the clamav list lately...what are people saying there about this 
>> issue?
>> Cheers,
>> Chris

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