Updated: clamav-0.93-1

Reini Urban rurban@x-ray.at
Sat Apr 19 14:53:00 GMT 2008

The cygwin clamav packages (Clam AntiVirus - GPL anti-virus toolkit)
has been updated to 0.93-1.

Cygwin Changes:
clamdscan is deliberately broken - at least for me.
I couldn't check so far why it hangs, but I wanted to bring -1 out
even without this tool. Please use clamscan instead so far.

0.93 News

This release introduces many new features and engine enhancements, please
see the notes below for the list of major changes. The most visible one
is the new logic in scan limits which affects some command line and config
options of clamscan and clamd. Please see clamscan(1) and clamd.conf(5)
and the example config file for more information on the new options.

Most important changes include:

  * libclamav:
    - New logic in scan limits: provides much more efficient protection against
      DoS attacks but also results in different command line and config options
      to clamscan and clamd (see below)
    - New/improved modules: unzip, SIS, cabinet, CHM, SZDD, text normalisator,
      entity converter
    - Improved filetype detection; filetype definitions can be remotely updated
    - Support for .cld containers (which replace .inc directories)
    - Improved pattern matcher and signature formats
    - More efficient scanning of HTML files
    - Many other improvements

  * clamd:
    - NEW CONFIG FILE OPTIONS: MaxScanSize, MaxFileSize, MaxRecursion, MaxFiles
      ArchiveMaxFileSize, ArchiveMaxRecursion, ArchiveMaxFiles,
      ArchiveMaxCompressionRatio, ArchiveBlockMax

  * clamscan:
    - NEW CMDLINE OPTIONS: --max-filesize, --max-scansize
    - REMOVED OPTIONS: --block-max, --max-space, --max-ratio

  * freshclam:
    - NEW CONFIG OPTION CompressLocalDatabase
    - NEW CMDLINE SWITCH --no-warnings
    - main.inc and daily.inc directories are no longer used by ClamAV; please
      remove them manually from your database directory

Clam AntiVirus is an anti-virus toolkit for Unix. The main purpose of
this software is the integration with mail servers (attachment
scanning). The package provides a flexible and scalable multi-threaded
daemon, a commandline scanner, and a tool for automatic updating via
Internet. The programs are based on a shared library distributed with
the Clam AntiVirus package, which you can use in your own software.

See http://freshmeat.net/projects/clamav/
ChangeLog: http://svn.clamav.net/svn/clamav-devel/trunk/ChangeLog and

The cygwin clamav package comes in three parts:

clamav:      the executables and binaries
libclamav4:  the shared library since 0.93
libclamav-devel: development resources (headers, static- and import


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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