[clamav-users] LibClamAV Warning: RWX mapping denied

Tilman Schmidt tschmidt at cardtech.de
Tue Jul 10 04:46:52 EDT 2018

This morning, a bunch of RHEL6 systems greeted me with mails saying:


ERROR: During database load : LibClamAV Warning: RWX mapping denied:
Can't allocate RWX Memory: Permission denied

I found an old Red Hat Bugzilla entry (Bug 1172774) for Fedora 21 which
was closed as fixed by an selinux-policy update on 2015-08-14.
However the systems in question have been running for two years with
that configuration.

This is RHEL6 with the ClamAV packages from EPEL:


Why would freshclam suddenly trigger that message now?


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