[clamav-users] Problem with ClamAV 0.98.4 - HAVP won't load CVD files

Henrik K hege at hege.li
Wed Jul 9 02:32:27 EDT 2014


It's been two mondays now and no news... a new beta is posted but nothing
about the issue is mentioned?


On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 12:52:47PM -0400, Shawn Webb wrote:
> Hey Paul,
> 
> The reason for that is likely due to my usage of ctors and dtors with
> 0.98.3. In that version, I had added a ctors entry in libclamav to call
> cl_initialize_crypto and a dtors entry to call cl_cleanup_crypto. It turns
> out that operating systems like AIX, HPUX, and Solaris 10 don't support
> ctors/dtors. In order to provide support for those OSs, I opted to remove
> the ctors/dtors entries and call cl_initialize_crypto directly in the
> applications that we distribute that consume libclamav (clamscan, clamd,
> clamdscan, freshclam, etc.) That means that we're no longer calling
> cl_initialize_crypto in the background and third-party applications will
> need to call cl_initialize_crypto themselves. But that may or may not
> change with the discussion on Monday.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Shawn
> 
> 
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Paul Kosinski <clamav at iment.com> wrote:
> 
> > Shawn,
> >
> > Yes indeed, HAVP calls into libclamav directly.  But then why does this
> > only fail in 0.98.4 but *not* in 0.98.3?  Wasn't OpenSSL already being
> > used in 0.98.3?
> >
> > An additional problem is that the HAVP developer seems to have stopped
> > working on it, according to the HAVP forum (http://havp.hege.li/forum/).
> > Of course, since HAVP is Open Source, I could change it for my use
> > (but I don't want to take it over).
> >
> > Thanks for the quick response,
> > Paul
> >
> >
> > > Hey Paul,
> > >
> > > It looks like HAVP is calling into libclamav directly. That means
> > > that HAVP will need to either initialize OpenSSL prior to calling the
> > > cl_init() function in libclamav, or it will need to call
> > > cl_initialize_crypto() prior to calling cl_init(). We have an open
> > > bug on our end to track this issue (bugzilla bug 11037).
> > > Additionally, a bug report should be opened with HAVP to document
> > > the issue on their end. I will be discussing with the team soon
> > > potential solutions going forward.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Shawn
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