[Clamav-devel] Introducing OpenSSL as a dependency to ClamAV

Shawn Webb swebb at sourcefire.com
Mon Mar 3 18:51:30 EST 2014

On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 6:32 PM, Brandon Perry <bperry.volatile at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> The blog post doesn't mention what would now be SSL-ified. Would the
> dependency be added to enable support for SSL enabled streams using the
> clams protocol?

For now, we plan on using only the hashing functionality in OpenSSL instead
of our own hand-rolled hashing code (for MD5, SHA1, and SHA256). The
protocol for clamd will remain untouched. Further work we have planned for
freshclam will depend on additional functionality in the OpenSSL library.

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