MailScanner ANNOUNCE: 4.79 stable released

Julian Field MailScanner at
Mon Feb 1 09:29:48 GMT 2010

I have just released a new stable version of MailScanner, version 4.79.11.

The main changes and improvements this time around are:

- If the clamd daemon or the F-Prot daemon are unreachable then if *all* 
the configured virus scanners cannot be reached then no mail is 
virus-scanned and delivered. The previous behaviour was that the mail 
would still be delivered and logged in this situation. Now it will not 
deliver any message that could be infected but could not be scanned.
- Changed behaviour of "Reject Message". It is now a "First match" rule 
and not an "All matches" rule. The first matching rule in the ruleset 
will determine the result.
- Fixed lots of taint-related issues.
- Fixed important bug in ClamAV output parser (only affects "clamav" and 
not "clamd" or "clamavmodule").
- Fixed UnpackZip taint problem, affecting processing of *.docx files.

So nothing too major this time around, but it is the first stable 
release in a while.

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as usual.


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