[clamav-users] clamd exit frequently

stu-clamav-list at spacehopper.org stu-clamav-list at spacehopper.org
Wed Mar 18 08:24:05 EDT 2015

On 2015/03/18 08:29, fannnvirusss wrote:

> Hi all, We are running ClamAV-0.97.4 on RHEL 5.4 for a long time, but
> recently clamd process exit quietly and frequently, about four times
> one day. Log file has nothing useful information. When I use gdb attach
> clamd, finally gdb say something like this: Program terminated with
> signal SIGKILL, killed. The program no longer exists.

These clamav and RHEL versions are both well out of date. There have
been numerous security / crash fixes since then.

Your first step should be to update to current versions, then report
back if you still see the problem.

> Until now, I have no idea why clamd be killed! Why exit so frequently!


A virus scanner is handling malicious files *in normal operation*
so you really should keep on top of security fixes for it.

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