MailScanner 4.78.17 doesn't detect viruses,
have checked tmp permissions and no symlink,
reinstalled clamav (worked in 4.77.10)
sunny.forro at compcoind.com
Tue Jan 12 16:47:13 GMT 2010
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> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Julian Field
> Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 11:31 AM
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> Subject: Re: MailScanner 4.78.17 doesn't detect viruses, have checked
> tmp permissions and no symlink, reinstalled clamav (worked in 4.77.10)
> In which case I would suspect permissions. Are you using clamav or
> clamd? If clamav, make sure the "Run As User" can read the files in
> /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming directory. If clamd, ensure the group
> and perms are set as described in the MailScanner.conf file (look for
> clamd and you'll find the settings it tells you about).
I am running clamav 0.95.3 and have not set a "Run As User" (running
sendmail). When I do a clamav-wrapper scan of
/var/spool/MailScanner/incoming I get sensible output (clamav returns
"OK" or other sensible output for each message). When I set the
MailScanner symlink to my older install (4.77.10-1) virus scanning works
as expected and ./MailScanner --lint returns a hit for eicar. I'm still
> On 12/01/2010 16:19, Sunny Forro wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
> > [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of
> > Field
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 11:02 AM
> > To: MailScanner discussion
> > Subject: Re: MailScanner 4.78.17 doesn't detect viruses, have
> > tmp permissions and no symlink, reinstalled clamav (worked in
> > Check your virus.scanners.conf file to ensure it is pointing at the
> > correct place for clamav.
> > If "which clamscan" reports /usr/local/bin/clamscan then the clamav
> > in virus.scanners.conf should end in "/usr/local" and if it reports
> > /usr/bin/clamscan then the line should end in "/usr".
> > That would be the first place to look. Then "MailScanner --lint"
> > detect the EICAR test pattern successfully. Once "MailScanner
> > works, you're there.
> > Jules.
> > ------ Outlook sucks -----------
> > Jules, thanks for the reply!
> > I checked "which clamscan" and yes it does point to
> > /usr/local/bin/clamscan. The clamav line in virus.scanners.conf does
> > in /usr/local. Still no lint under 4.78.17, but works fine under
> > pervious versions on the same box. Using clamav-wrapper to do a scan
> > /tmp gives me sensible output however.
> > Sunny
> > On 12/01/2010 15:45, Sunny Forro wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> I've just upgraded to 4.78.17 and now mailscanner doesn't report
> >> viruses detected by clamav in production or lint. I've scanned the
> >> /tmp directory with clamav-wrapper and get sensible clam output.
> >> is not symlinked. I've reinstalled clamav, and manually reinstalled
> >> all the per-tars from the install directory. I've even tried
> >> downgrading MIME-tools to 5.420 (as found on another post), but to
> >> effect (and since reinstalled from perl-tar to 5.427). I've removed
> >> and reinstalled Perl5.8.9, also to no effect. I'm running
> >> SA3.2.5, Clam0.95.3, sendmail 8.14.3 on FreeBSD7.0p9, w/ mailwatch
> >> 1.0.4, apache13, mysql5077, php5, virtualized through VMWare
> >> 4.0. I've switched back to 4.77.10 as this properly identifies
> >> I'm out of ideas - Any suggestions? Is there something else I need
> >> check, or something else I missed?
> >> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >> Sunny Forro
> >> P.S. Thanks a million to Julian Field for a fantastic solution to
> >> deluge of spam we had grown accustomed to.
> > Jules
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