[clamav-users] How the bad signature happened - conjecture (was Re: URGENT: Clamd is wedged on multiple installations)

Jason J. W. Williams jasonjwwilliams at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 14:44:30 UTC 2018


We started seeing this problem last night as well. Reading through the
thread, it doesn't appear that ClamAV has fixed the signatures yet (as of
24257), or am I wrong?

-J

On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 6:24 AM, Dianne Skoll <dfs at roaringpenguin.com>
wrote:

> On Fri, 26 Jan 2018 13:50:27 +0100
> Ralf Hildebrandt <Ralf.Hildebrandt at charite.de> wrote:
>
> > If I had to guess: they used the beta for testing, but the release
> > versions (both 0.99.2 and 0.99.3!) fail to operate properly...
>
> No, I bet that's not what happened.  A file descriptor leak doesn't show
> up right away.  They probably tested the signatures on a lightly-loaded
> server and didn't notice any problems.
>
> ClamAV QA team: In future, please run new signatures against a clamd
> process a few thousand times to check for possible resource leakage.
>
> Regards,
>
> Dianne.
>
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