CLAM AV out of date


My CLAMAV is out of date, and I have downloaded the new 0.95/1 tar.gz, but gives me EOF errors.

Please advise UIRGENTLY, as I need to get my AV working on my Mail Servers

Failed to save enabled features : The ClamAV program clamscan does not appear to be working properly :

LibClamAV Warning: ************************************************** LibClamAV Warning: *** The virus database is older than 7 days! *** LibClamAV Warning: *** Please update it as soon as possible. *** LibClamAV Warning: ************************************************** LibClamAV Error: cli_loaddb(): No supported database files found in /var/lib/clamav/ ERROR: Not supported data format

----------- SCAN SUMMARY ----------- Known viruses: 342092 Engine version: 0.92.1 Scanned directories: 0 Scanned files: 0 Infected files: 0 Data scanned: 0.00 MB Time: 3.811 sec (0 m 3 s)



Hi -- which Operating System or Linux distribution and version are you using to run Virtualmin? The version offered by Virtualmin for CentOS is 0.96, and the older Ubuntu/Debian versions are running a newish version of ClamAV 0.95.

So it's surprising to see your server running 0.92... most OS's or distributions offer a newer package than that, so there may be a problem with the update process.

Let us know what OS/distribution you're using, and it's version, and we'll try to get that figured out.

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Submitted by Joe on Mon, 10/18/2010 - 13:06 Pro Licensee

I updated ClamAV for CentOS 5 yesterday to 0.96.3.

Most other systems get the ClamAV packages from the OS vendor. As Eric mentioned, we'll need to know what OS/version you're on in order to provide any useful advice.

Ahh, indeed, that's the problem :-)

Fedora 8 is no longer a supported distribution... Fedora ended support for version 8 back in December of 2008:

While Virtualmin did offer some support on Fedora 8 a short time after the distribution's end of life, that particular distribution is much to old for us to support at this point.

Since it's end of life was 2 years ago, that means that your server hasn't had any security updates in 2 years as well... so we'd highly suggest migrating to a recent and supported distribution. CentOS 5 would be a good choice, and would be quite similar to what you're used to with Fedora. CentOS is a good distribution for servers, and will be supported until March of 2014.

It should be straight forward to migrate, as you can just generate backups of all your Virtual Servers, and restore them onto your new server.