[clamav-users] [Fwd: [sanesecurity] Hacking Team detection]

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Fri Aug 7 22:44:36 EDT 2015


On Friday 07 August 2015 22:08:10 Scott Kitterman wrote:

> On August 7, 2015 9:17:44 PM EDT, Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> 
wrote:
> >On Friday 07 August 2015 18:34:30 Scott Kitterman wrote:
> >> On August 7, 2015 6:30:42 PM EDT, Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com>
> >
> >wrote:
> >> >On Friday 07 August 2015 16:58:09 Al Varnell wrote:
> >> >> Gene,
> >> >>
> >> >> It’s on the sanesecurity.net mirror sites, not the ones
> >> >> clamav.net provides, so freshclam isn’t going to find those.
> >> >>
> >> >> As Steve said earlier, you would have to install, configure and
> >
> >use
> >
> >> >> the download script from
> >> >>
> >> >> <https://github.com/extremeshok/clamav-unofficial-sigs>
> >> >
> >> >Which claims to nee clamav, V99, and wheezy is still on 98.5.
> >> >
> >> >And yelling at debian is a waste of time.  So I'll go comment that
> >> > line
> >>
> >> Dude,
> >>
> >> Chill.
> >>
> >> 0.99 isn't released yet, so of course it's not in wheezy.  It is in
> >> Experimental where it belongs.  No yelling needed.
> >>
> >> Scott K
> >
> >That depends on ones point of view.  Has anyone started a timer
> > running
> >
> >to see how long it takes for the latest fix for the firefox/iceweasel
> >exploit announced yesterday to actually get into the wheezy repo's? 
> > I don't recommend anything less than a wind it once a year clock.
> >
> >The security ralated stuff should be moved out asap by the distro's &
> > I
> >
> >don't care whose logo is on your boot screen.  Not when someone is
> >bored
> >out of their skull for lack of anything more interesting to do.
>
> No idea.  I don't maintain those packages.
>
> If you look though, you'll see that over the last several years,
> Debian generally has a good response on clamav.  That's what I was
> objecting to.  I do take claims I'm not doing it well personally.
>
> Scott K

That wasn't said because I knew you were the support, in fact I didn't 
know until now.

But I think you are generally correct that debian is a wee bit faster.  I 
am at 98.5, and I suspect the jump to 99.something will not contain any 
huge surprises.

I can recall one distro I had loaded whose clamav was 4 major versions 
out of date at the time, and what prompted me to switch was that distros 
refusal, in quite firm messages, that they would not be adding a library 
that was needed so I could self build the then current release.  So I 
bailed. I quite likely was not missed.  Shrug.

I am also well aware that in terms of my helping to row this boat, the 
effort compares to a toothpick.

My apologies Scott, I wasn't trying to be personally insulting, but was 
trying to hurry the ship of state along by playing a duck, nibbling at 
the heels of TPTB.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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