BitDefender error

Scott Silva ssilva at
Thu Jun 16 15:49:09 IST 2011

on 6/16/2011 6:41 AM Dimitri Yioulos spake the following:
> All,
> We're provisioning a new mail server and are, of course, going to 
> use MailScanner.  Along with the latest version of MS, we've also 
> installed the latest Sendmail, SA, ClamAV, and Sophos, 
> BitDefender-Console-Antivirus-7.1-3, and Mailwatch 1.4, on a 
> CentOS 5.6 box.  Thus far, everything has gone well and, under 
> test conditions, almost everything works just fine.  I do get 
> this error, though, when running "MailScanner --lint":
> /usr/lib/MailScanner/bitdefender-wrapper: line 63: 13099 
> Segmentation fault      ${PackageDir}/$prog --log=$LogFile 
> $extras "$@" > /dev/null 2>&1
> This error did not occur on the initial installation of 
> BitDefender, but began after the first update of the signature 
> files.  (We're using BitDefender on our production system, set up 
> almost exactly the same as described above, without problem).
> I realize that we could let BitDefender go, but another layer of 
> defense can't be bad, so we're trying to hang on to it.  Has 
> anybody run into this problem and/or can offer a solution?
> Thanks.
> Dimitri
I had to dump bitdefender over a year ago. It doesn't seem to be supported by
the newer signatures very well, segfaulted constantly, and hadn't caught
anything for over a year before that.

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