End of Life Announcement: ClamAV 0.94.x

Discussion in 'Mail Server Support' started by popowich, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    Dear ClamAV users,

    all ClamAV releases older than 0.95 are affected by a bug in freshclam
    which prevents incremental updates from working with signatures longer
    than 980 bytes.

    You can find more details on this issue on our bugzilla:

    This bug affects our ability to distribute complex signatures (e.g.
    logical signatures) with incremental updates.

    So far we haven't released any signatures which exceed this limit.
    Before we do we want as many users as possible to upgrade to the latest
    version of ClamAV.

    Starting from 15 April 2010 our CVD will contain a special signature
    which disables all clamd installations older than 0.95 - that is to say
    older than 1 year.
    This move is needed to push more people to upgrade to 0.95 .
    We would like to keep on supporting all old versions of our engine, but
    unfortunately this is no longer possible without causing a disservice to
    people running a recent release of ClamAV.
    The traffic generated by a full CVD download, as opposed to an
    incremental update, cannot be sustained by our mirrors.

    We plan to start releasing signatures which exceed the 980 bytes limit
    on May 2010.

    We recommend that you always run the latest version of ClamAV to get
    optimal protection, reliability and performance.

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