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0.97.5
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ClamAV 0.97.5 addresses possible evasion cases in some archive formats
(CVE-2012-1457, CVE-2012-1458, CVE-2012-1459). It also addresses
stability
issues in portions of the bytecode engine. This release is recommended
for all
users.

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0.97.4
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ClamAV 0.97.4 includes minor bugfixes, detection improvements and initial
support for on-access scanning under Mac OS X (see contrib/ClamAuth).
This update is recommended for all users.

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0.97.3
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ClamAV 0.97.3 is a minor bugfix release and is recommended for all users.
Please refer to the ChangeLog file for details.

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0.97.2
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ClamAV 0.97.2 fixes problems with the bytecode engine, Safebrowsing
detection,
hash matcher, and other minor issues. Please see the ChangeLog file for
details.

*** Announcement ***

The ClamAV project is launching a new service called "Third Party web
interface". It will allow selected individuals/organizations to publish
ClamAV Virus Databases (CVD) through the ClamAV mirror network.

If you choose to publish your signatures through our Third Party
web interface you will benefit from the following:

- before publishing the signatures, we will test them for
  false positives against our false positive file collection.
- before publishing the signatures, we'll verify that the latest two
major
  versions of ClamAV can load them correctly.
- the signatures will be digitally signed and packaged into a single
  .cvd compressed file.
- there will be no ".UNOFFICIAL" suffix in the detection names.
- a custom prefix will be added to the detection names, identifying the
  organization which published the signature.
- updates will be distributed both as full CVD files and cdiff
  incremental updates. Users will benefit from lower network traffic.
- the .cvd and .cdiff files will be distributed through the
  ClamAV mirror network.
- the service should result in faster remediation of false positives.
- ClamAV users will be able to download the third party databases
  using freshclam, by adding a single line to freshclam.conf, what
  should make signature maintenance significantly easier.

The service is still in beta, you are welcome to contact Luca Gibelli
<luca*clamav.net> if you intend to join the beta program.

We especially welcome those who already distribute their own unofficial
signatures to join. A list of databases distributed by the new service
will be available at http://www.clamav.net/download/cvd/3rdparty

We will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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0.97.1
------

This is a bugfix release recommended for all users. Please refer to the
ChangeLog file for details.

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0.97
----

ClamAV 0.97 brings many improvements, including complete Windows support
(all major components compile out-of-box under Visual Studio), support
for
signatures based on SHA1 and SHA256, better error detection, as well as
speed and memory optimizations. The complete list of changes is available
in the ChangeLog file. For upgrade notes and tips please see:
https://wiki.clamav.net/Main/UpgradeNotes097
With Sourcefire, Inc. acquisition of Immunet Corp., ClamAV for Windows
3.0 has been renamed Immunet 3.0, powered by ClamAV. This release
contains the fully integrated LibClamAV 0.97 engine for offline,
OnDemand, and OnAccess scanning. Immunet 3.0 users can now utilize
the full power of the LibClamAV engine, all the ClamAV signatures,
and creation of custom signatures on any platform running Immunet 3.0,
powered by ClamAV. If you run Windows systems in your environment and
need an AV solution to protect them, give Immunet 3.0, powered by ClamAV
a try; you can download it from http://www.clamav.net/about/win32


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0.96.5
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ClamAV 0.96.5 includes bugfixes and minor feature enhancements, such as
improved handling of detection statistics, better file logging,
and support for custom database URLs in freshclam. Please refer to the
ChangeLog for details.

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0.96.4
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ClamAV 0.96.4 is a bugfix release recommended for all users.

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0.96.3
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This release fixes problems with the PDF parser and the internal bzip2
library. A complete list of changes is available in the Changelog file.

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0.96.2
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ClamAV 0.96.2 brings a new PDF parser, performance and memory
improvements,
and a number of bugfixes and minor enhancements. This upgrade is
recommended
for all users.
0.96.1
------

This is a bugfix release, please refer to the ChangeLog for the complete
list of changes.

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0.96
----

This release of ClamAV introduces new malware detection mechanisms and
other
significant improvements to the scan engine. The key features include:

    - The Bytecode Interpreter: the interpreter built into LibClamAV
allows
       the signature writers to create and distribute very complex
detection
       routines and remotely enhance the scanner's functionality

       - Heuristic improvements: improve the PE heuristics detection engine
by
         adding support of bogus icons and fake PE header information. In a
         nutshell, ClamAV can now detect malware that tries to disguise
itself
         as a harmless application by using the most common Windows program
icons.

       - Signature Improvements: logical signature improvements to allow
more
      detailed matching and referencing groups of signatures.
Additionally,
      improvements to wildcard matching on word boundaries and newlines.

       - Support for new archives: 7zip, InstallShield and CPIO. LibClamAV
         can now transparently unpack and inspect their contents.

       - Support for new executable file formats: 64-bit ELF files and OS X
         Universal Binaries with Mach-O files. Additionally, the PE module
         can now decompress and inspect executables packed with UPX 3.0.

       - Support for DazukoFS in clamd

    - Performance improvements: overall performance improvements and
memory
       optimizations for a better overall resource utilization experience.

       - Native Windows Support: ClamAV will now build natively under Visual
         Studio. This will allow 3rd Party application developers on Windows
         to easily integrate LibClamAV into their applications.
The complete list of changes is available in the ChangeLog file. For
upgrade
notes and tips please see: https://wiki.clamav.net/Main/UpgradeNotes096

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0.95.3
------

ClamAV 0.95.3 is a bugfix release recommended for all users.
Please refer to the ChangeLog included in the source distribution
for the list of changes.

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0.95.2
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This version improves handling of archives, adds support for --file-list
in clamscan and clamdscan, and fixes various issues found in previous
releases.

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0.95.1
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This is a bugfix release only, please see the ChangeLog for details.

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0.95
----

ClamAV 0.95 introduces many bugfixes, improvements and additions. To make
the transition easier, we put various tips and upgrade notes on this
page:
https://wiki.clamav.net/Main/UpgradeNotes095. For detailed list of
changes
and bugfixes, please see the ChangeLog.

The following are the key features of this release:

    - Google Safe Browsing support: in addition to the heuristic and
signature
      based phishing detection mechanisms already available in ClamAV,
the
      scanner can now make use of the Google's blacklists of suspected
      phishing and malware sites. The ClamAV Project distributes a
constantly
        updated Safe Browsing database, which can be automatically fetched
by
        freshclam. For more information, please see freshclam.conf(5) and
        http://safebrowsing.clamav.net.

       - New clamav-milter: The program has been redesigned and rewritten
from
        scratch. The most notable difference is that the internal mode has
been
        dropped which means that now a working clamd companion is required.
        The milter now also has its own configuration file.

       - Clamd extensions: The protocol has been extended to lighten the
load
      that clamd puts on the system, solve limitations of the old
protocol,
      and reduce latency when signature updates are received. For more
      information about the new extensions please see the official
      documentation and the upgrade notes.

       - Improved API: The API used to program ClamAV's engine (libclamav)
has
        been redesigned to use modern object-oriented techniques and solves
        various API/ABI compatibility issues between old and new releases.
        You can find more information in Section 6 of clamdoc.pdf and in
        the upgrade notes.

       - ClamdTOP: This is a new program that allows system administrators
to
      monitor clamd. It provides information about the items in the
clamd's
      queue, clamd's memory usage, and the version of the signature
database,
      all in real-time and in nice curses-based interface.

       - Memory Pool Allocator: Libclamav now includes its own memory pool
         allocator based on memory mapping. This new solution replaces the
         traditional malloc/free system for the copy of the signatures that
         is kept in memory. As a result, clamd requires much less memory,
         particularly when signature updates are received and the database
is
        loaded into memory.

     - Unified Option Parser: Prior to version 0.95 each program in
ClamAV's
       suite of programs had its own set of runtime options. The new
general
       parser brings consistency of use and validation to these options
across
       the suite. Some command line switches of clamscan have been renamed
       (the old ones will still be accepted but will have no effect and
will
       result in warnings), please see clamscan(1) and clamscan --help for
       the details.
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0.94.2
------

This is a bugfix release, please refer to the ChangeLog for a complete
list of changes.

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0.94.1
------

ClamAV 0.94.1 fixes some issues that were found in previous releases and
includes one new feature, "Malware Statistics Gathering." This is an
optional
feature that allows ClamAV users optionally to submit statistics to us
about
what they detect in the field. We will then use these data to determine
what
types of malware are the most detected in the field and in what
geographic
area they are. It will also allow us to publish summary data on
www.clamav.net
where our users will be able to monitor the latest threats. You can help
us
by enabling SubmitDetectionStats in freshclam.conf.

For more details, please refer to the ChangeLog and
http://www.clamav.net/press/0.94.1-WhatsNew.pdf

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0.94
----

Sourcefire and the ClamAV team are pleased to announce the release of
ClamAV 0.94. The following are the key features and improvements of this
version:

  - Logical Signatures: The logical signature technology uses operators
    such as AND, OR and NOT to allow the combination of more than one
    signature into one entry in the signature database resulting in
    more detailed and flexible pattern matching.

  - Anti-phishing Technology: Users can now change the priority and
reporting
    of ClamAV's heuristic anti-phishing scanner within the detection
engine
    process. They can choose whether, when scanning a supicious file,
ClamAV
    should stop scanning and report the phish, or continue to scan in
case the
    file contains other malware (clamd: HeuristicScanPrecedence,
    clamscan: --heuristic-scan-precedence)

  - Disassembly Engine: The initial version of the disassembly engine
improves
    ClamAV's detection abilities.

  - PUA Detection: Users can now decide which PUA signatures should be
loaded
     (clamd: ExcludePUA, IncludePUA; clamscan: --exclude-pua, --include-
pua)

  - Data Loss Prevention (DLP): This version includes a new module that,
when
     enabled, scans data for the inclusion of US formated Social Security
     Numbers and credit card numbers (clamd: StructuredDataDetection,
     clamscan: --detect-structured; additional fine-tuning options are
available)

  - IPv6 Support: Freshclam now supports IPv6

  - Improved Scanning of Scripts: The normalization of scripts now covers
    JavaScript

  - Improved QA and Unit Testing: The improved QA process now includes
    API testing and new library of test files in various formats that are
    tested on a wide variety of systems (try running 'make check' in the
source
    directory)

For more details, please refer to http://www.clamav.net/press/0.94-
WhatsNew.pdf
and to the ChangeLog.

You may need to run 'ldconfig' after installing this version.

** This version drops the special support for Cygwin. Our QA process
showed
** serious problems with ClamAV builds under Cygwin due to some low-level
** incompatibilities in the POSIX compatibility layer, resulting in
unreliable
** ClamAV behaviour.

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0.93.3
------

This release fixes a problem in handling of .cld files introduced in
0.93.2.

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0.93.2
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This release fixes and re-enables the Petite unpacker, improves database
loading and solves some other minor issues.


0.93.1
------

This version improves handling of PDF, CAB, RTF, OLE2 and HTML files
and includes various bugfixes for 0.93 issues.

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0.93
----

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
    - ** THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS ARE NO LONGER SUPPORTED **:
MailMaxRecursion,
      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

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0.92.1
------

This is a bugfix release, please refer to the ChangeLog for a complete
list of changes.

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0.92
----

This release provides various bugfixes, optimisations and improvements
to the scanning engine. The new features include support for ARJ and
SFX-ARJ archives, AutoIt, basic SPF parser in clamav-milter (to reduce
phishing false-positives), faster scanning and others (see ChangeLog).
To get a consistent behaviour of the anti-phishing module on all
platforms,
libclamav now includes the regex library from OpenBSD.

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0.91.2
-------

This release fixes various bugs in libclamav, freshclam and clamav-
milter,
and adds support for PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application) signatures
(clamscan: --detect-pua, clamd: DetectPUA).
** Announcement **

Dear ClamAV users,

On August 17, Sourcefire, the creators of Snort, acquired the ClamAV
project.
The full announcement is available here:

http://www.sourcefire.com/products/clamav/

We'd like to thank everyone in the ClamAV community for their dedication
to
the project. The acquisition by Sourcefire is a testament to the hard
work of
the entire ClamAV community in developing cutting edge technology that
truly
showcases the promise of the open source model. With the additional
resources
Sourcefire will provide we look forward to working with the community to
continue the advancement of ClamAV.

Sourcefire now owns ClamAV project and related trademarks, as well as the
source code copyrights held by the five principal members of the ClamAV
team.
Sourcefire will also assume control of the ClamAV project including: the
ClamAV.org domain, web site and web site content; and the ClamAV
Sourceforge
project page.

What's most important is that from the end-user perspective very little
will
change beyond the additional resources Sourcefire will provide in our
continued efforts to advance the ClamAV technology and improve our
ability to
interact with the open source community. The core team will continue to
lead
the advancement of ClamAV and the CVD as employees of Sourcefire. Both
the
ClamAV engine and the signature database will remain under GPL.

For more information please visit our website and the following FAQ page:

http://www.clamav.net/support/sf-faq

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0.91.1
------

This release fixes stability and other issues of 0.91.
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0.91
----

ClamAV 0.91 is the first release to enable the anti-phishing technology
in default builds. This technology combines heuristics with special
signatures and provides effective protection against phishing threats.
Other important changes and add-ons in this version include:

    - unpacker for NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) self-
extracting
      archives
    - unpacker for ASPack 2.12
    - new implementation of the Aho-Corasick pattern matcher providing
      better detection for wildcard enabled signatures
    - support for nibble matching and floating offsets
    - improved handling of .mdb files (fixes long startup times)
    - extraction of PE files embedded into other executables
    - better handling of PE & UPX
    - removed dependency on libcurl (improves stability)
    - libclamav.dll available under Windows
    - IPv6 support in clamav-milter
    - many other improvements and bugfixes

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0.90.3
------

This release fixes some security bugs in libclamav and improves stability
under Solaris. Please see ChangeLog for complete list of changes.

If your system is suffering from long clamscan startup times, please
consider installing 0.91rc1 which is due to be released shortly
after 0.90.3.

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0.90.2
------

This release fixes many problems in libclamav and freshclam.

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0.90.1
------

This release includes various bugfixes and code enhancements. Please
see ChangeLog for complete list of changes.

** Important note **: please run 'ldconfig' after installing this
version.

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0.90
----

The ClamAV team is proud to announce the long awaited ClamAV 0.90.
This version introduces lots of new interesting features and marks
a big step forward in the development of our antivirus engine.

The most important change is the introduction of scripted updates.
Instead of transferring the whole cvd file at each update, only the
differences between the latest cvds and the previous versions will be
transferred.

In case the local copy of the latest cvd is corrupted or the scripted
update fails for some reason, freshclam will fallback to the old method.
Similarly to cvd files, scripted updates are compressed and digitally
signed
and are already being distributed. They will dramatically reduce traffic
on
our mirrors and will allow us to release even more updates in the future.

Another noticeable change is the new configuration syntax: you can now
turn
single options on and off, the old crude hack of
"DisableDefaultScanOptions"
is no longer required.

Cosmetic changes apart, the 0.9x series introduces lots of new code, but
some
parts are not compiled in by default because they are not ready for
production
systems yet. You are encouraged to pass the --enable-experimental flag to
./configure when compiling ClamAV. The experimental code introduces many
improvements in terms of detection rate and performances. If you find a
bug,
please take some time to report it on our bugzilla:
http://bugs.clamav.net.
Your help in testing the new code is really appreciated. The experimental
code
introduces many improvements in terms of detection rate and performances.

RAR3, SIS and SFX archives support is finally available together with
new unpackers and decryptors: pespin, sue, yc, wwpack32, nspack, mew,
upack
and others. Additionally, ClamAV now includes better mechanisms for
scanning
ELF, PDF and tar files. The email decoding has been improved to reduce
both
the memory requirements and the time taken to process attachments.

As part of the Google Summer of Code program, we have introduced support
for
a new phishing signatures format that has proved very effective in
detecting
phishing emails. The ClamAV phishing module allows better and more
generic
detection of phishing emails by searching for URLs in email messages, and
comparing the real site with the URL displayed to the user in the
message.

On the performance side, support for the MULTISCAN command has been
implemented in clamd, allowing to scan multiple files simultaneously.
Support for Sensory Networks' NodalCore acceleration technology
(http://www.clamav.net/nodalcore/) is now available in ClamAV and will be
compiled in if the ncore libraries are detected at compile time.
NodalCore
acceleration allows highly improved scan speeds on systems equipped with
NodalCore cards.

Detailed list of changes:

-) libclamav:
  + New unpacker for RAR3, RAR2 and RAR1
  + Rewritten unpackers for Zip and CAB files
  + Support for RAR-SFX, Zip-SFX and CAB-SFX archives
  + New PE parsing model:
     - Accurate virtual and raw size and offset calculations
     - Proper parsing of executables with weird/handcrafted/uncommon
headers
     - Proper handling (or skipping) of ghost sections at various places
in the
       code
     - Rebuild improvements for various unpackers
     - Adjusted alignment on rebuilt executables
     - Proper handling of out of sections offsets
     - Broken exe detection now mimics the XPSP2 loader
     - Lots of misc improvements and fixes
  + Support for PE32+ (64-bit) executables
  + Support for MD5 signatures based on PE sections (.mdb)
  + ELF file parser
  + Support for Sensory Networks' NodalCore hardware acceleration
technology
  + Advanced phishing detection module (experimental)
  + Signatures are stored in separate trees depending on their target
type
  + Algorithmic detection can be controlled with CL_SCAN_ALGORITHMIC
  +   Support for new obfuscators: SUE, Y0da Cryptor, CryptFF
  +   Support for new packers: NsPack, wwpack32, MEW, Upack
  +   Support for SIS files (SymbianOS packages)
  +   Support for PDF and RTF files
  +   New encoding and entity normalizer (experimental)

-) clamd:
  + New config file parser:
    * all options require arguments (options without args must be now
followed
      by boolean values: (yes, no), (1, 0), or (true, false)
    * optional arguments (as in NotifyClamd) are no longer supported
    * removed "DisableDefaultScanOptions" option (scan options can be
      configured individually)
  + TCP and local sockets can be operated simultaneously
  + New command: MULTISCAN (scan directory with multiple threads)
  + New option AlgorithmicDetection
  + New option ScanELF
  + New option NodalCoreAcceleration (requires hardware accelerator)
  + New option PhishingSignatures
  + New options to control the phishing module:
    - PhishingRestrictedScan
    - PhishingScanURLs
    - PhishingAlwaysBlockSSLMismatch
    - PhishingAlwaysBlockCloak

-) clamav-milter:
  + Black list mode: optionally black lists an IP for a configurable
amount
     of time
  + Black hole mode: detects emails that will be discarded and refrains
from
     scanning them
  + Reporting: ability to report phishing attempts to anti-phishing
     organisations to help close the sites
  + Improved load balancing for scanning with clusters
  + Removed -b option (enable BOUNCE compile time option to re-enable the
     option)

-) clamscan:
  + New options: --no-phishing-sigs, --no-algorithmic (disable phishing
and
    algorithmic detection respectively)
  + New options to control the phishing module: --no-phishing-scan-urls,
    --no-phishing-restrictedscan, --phishing-ssl, --phishing-cloak
  + New option: --ncore (requires hardware accelerator)
  + New option: --no-elf
  + New option: --copy

-) freshclam:
  + Interpreter for .cdiff files (scripted updates)
  + Initial version of mirror manager
  + New option: --list-mirrors (list details on mirrors accessed by the
mirror
    manager)
  + New option HTTPUserAgent to force different User-Agent header

-) sigtool:
  + New option: --utf16-decode (decode UTF16 encoded files)
  + New options: --diff, --run-cdiff, --verify-cdiff (update script
management)
  + New option: --mdb (generated .mdb compatible signatures)

-) clamconf: initial version of configuration utility for clamd and
freshclam

We are happy to announce new interesting software with support for
ClamAV:

  +   AqMail - a POP3 client with additional filtering
  +   ClamFS - a FUSE-based file system with on-access anti-virus scanning
  +   c-icap - an ICAP server coded in C with support for ClamAV
  +   MailCleaner - a complete email filtering gateway
  +   mod_streamav - a ClamAV based antivirus filter for Apache 2
  +   pyClamd - a python interface to Clamd

More information at http://www.clamav.net/download/third-party-tools/

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0.88.7
------

This version improves scanning of mail and tar files.

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0.88.6
------

Changes in this release include better handling of network problems in
freshclam and other minor bugfixes.

The ClamAV developers encourage all users to give a try to the latest
beta version of 0.90!

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0.88.5
------

This version fixes a crash in the CHM unpacker and a heap overflow in the
function rebuilding PE files after unpacking.

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0.88.4
------

This release fixes a possible heap overflow in the UPX code.

See security information at: http://www.clamav.net/2006/08/07/security-
fixes-in-0884

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0.88.3
------

This version fixes handling of large binhex files and multiple
alternatives in
virus signatures.

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0.88.2
------

This release improves virus detection, fixes zip handling on 64-bit
architectures and possible security problem in freshclam.

Following the 0.88.1 release some portals and security related websites
published incorrect information on security problems of 0.88. To avoid
such incidents in the future, every new ClamAV package will be released
together with detailed information about security bugs it fixes. Details
for this version can be found here:

    http://www.clamav.net/2006/08/07/security-fixes-in-0884

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The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)


0.88.1
------

This version fixes a number of minor bugs and provides code updates
to improve virus detection.

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)
0.88
----

A possible heap overflow in the UPX code has been fixed. General
improvements
include better zip and mail processing, and support for a self-protection
mode.
The security of the UPX, FSG and Petite modules has been improved, too.

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)

0.87.1
------

This release includes major bugfixes for problems with handling TNEF
attachments, cabinet files and FSG compressed executables.

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)

0.87
----

This version fixes vulnerabilities in handling of UPX and FSG compressed
executables. Support for PE files, Zip and Cabinet archives has been
improved
and other small bugfixes have been made. The new option "--on-outdated-
execute"
allows freshclam to run a command when system reports a new engine
version.

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)


0.86.2
------

Changes in this release include fixes for three possible integer
overflows
in libclamav, improved scanning of Cabinet and FSG compressed files,
better
database handling in clamav-milter, and others.

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)

0.86.1
------

A possible crash in the libmspack's Quantum decompressor has been fixed.
--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)

0.86
----

This release introduces a number of bugfixes and cleanups. Possible
descriptor
leaks in archive unpackers and mishandling of fast track uuencoded files
have
been fixed in libclamav. Database reloading in clamav-milter has been
improved.

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)

0.85.1
------

A problem where an email with more than one content-disposition type
line,
one or more of which was empty, could crash libclamav has been fixed.
Other
minor bugfixes have been made.

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)

0.85
----

Bugfixes in this release include correct signature offset calculation in
large
files, proper handling of encrypted zip archives, and others.

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)

0.84
----

This version improves detection of JPEG (MS04-028) based exploits,
introduces
support for TNEF files and new detection mechanisms. Various bugfixes
(including problems with scanning of digest mail files) and improvements
have been made.


** We encourage users to help testing the development versions, now with
**
** rewritten RAR code and support for 3.0 archives!             **
**             http://www.clamav.net/snapshot/                  **
-) libclamav:
    + JPEG exploit detector now also checks embedded Photoshop thumbnail
images
    + archive meta-data scanner (improves malware detection within
encrypted
       archives)
    + support for TNEF (winmail.dat) decoding
    + support for all tar archive formats
    + MD5 implementation replaced with a slightly faster one
    + improved database reloading with reference counter
    + database updateable false positive eliminator
    + speed improvements
    + various bugfixes

-) clamd:
    + VirusEvent now sets CLAM_VIRUSEVENT_FILENAME and
CLAM_VIRUSEVENT_VIRUSNAME
      environment variables

-) clamav-milter:
    + improved database update detection when not --external

-) clamscan:
    + new options --include-dir and exclude-dir
    + new option --max-dir-recursion

-) freshclam:
    + new directive LocalIPAddress

-) contrib:
    + clamdmon 1.0 - clamdwatch replacement written in C

-) 3rd party software:
    + hMailServer - open source e-mail server for Microsoft Window
    + pop3.proxy - proxy server for the POP3 protocol
    + HTTP Anti Virus Proxy
    + SmarterMail Filter - ClamAV based plugin for SmarterMail Mail
Server
    + smf-clamd - small & fast virus filter for Sendmail
    + Squidclam - replacement for SquidClamAV-Redirector.py written in C
    + QtClamAVclient - remote clamd client based on the Qt Toolkit
    + qpsmtp - flexible smtpd daemon written in Perl

News:

Palo Alto, Calif. March 31st 2005 - Clam AntiVirus, the leading Open
Source
antivirus toolkit, and Sensory Networks, the leading provider of hardware
acceleration for network security applications, announced a partnership
to provide hardware acceleration support for the Clam AntiVirus suite.
[...]
Support for Sensory Networks' NodalCore acceleration in ClamAV will be
available in version 0.90 of the software suite in Q3 2005. For more
information please visit:
http://www.clamav.net/partners/sensorynetworks
http://www.sensorynetworks.com/


The ClamAV project announces the opening of the official merchandise
store:

http://www.cafepress.com/clamav/

A big thank you to Finndesign (http://www.finndesign.fi) which
volunteered to design the whole line of products, including:

-   t-shirts (for women and men)
-   golf shirt
-   sweatshirt
-   coffee mug
-   mousepad
-   stickers
-   scrapbook

By purchasing our merchandise, you contribute to the development of
ClamAV.

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)


0.83
----

Due to a high number of bad files produced by broken software, the MS05-
002
exploit detector now only checks specific RIFF files. This version also
fixes
a stability problem of clamav-milter/clamd and improves e-mail scanning.

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)

0.82
----

This release adds generic detection of MS05-002 ("Vulnerability in Cursor
and
Icon Format Handling Could Allow Remote Code Execution") based exploits.
Fixes include correct attachment scanning in e-mails generated by some
Internet worms (broken in 0.81), removed false positive "Suspect.Zip"
warning on non-standard zip archives created by ICEOWS, better proxy
support
in freshclam, and speed improvements.

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)
0.81
----

Scan engine improvements were made. The internal mail scanner now
supports
multipart/partial messages, and support for decoding non-standard mail
files
was greatly enhanced. clamav-milter by default uses libclamav and scans
emails
itself without the use of clamd. libclamav can now extract RFC2397
encoded
data within HTML documents, block zip archives with modified information
in
local header, and scan HQX files. PE file structure rebuilding from
compressed
executables was improved.

Important note to clamdwatch users: please upgrade to the latest version
(contrib/clamdwatch) as soon as possible.

-) libclamav:
    + major improvements in the mail scanning engine:
      o support for multipart/partial messages
      o improved support for non-standard quoted-printable attachments
      o in some situations it will try to guess a correct mode (e.g.
        a good type for an incorrect content-type, a best guess for an
        unknown encoding type, etc.)
      o handling of RFC822 comments in the commands (e.g.: Co(foo)ntent-
Type:
        text/plain)
      o better recovery if memory softlimit is hit
      o new test code that decodes emails without parsing them first
(must
        be enabled manually before compilation)

       +   support for extracting RFC2397 encoded data within HTML documents
       +   blocking of zip archives with modified information in local header
       +   improved PE structure rebuilding from compressed executables
       +   improved support for zip archives
       +   support for Mac's HQX file format
       +   stability and (minor) security fixes
       +   a lot of minor improvements, including support for new platforms

-) clamd:
    + new directive ExitOnOOM (stop the deamon when libclamav reports an
out of
       memory condition)
    + new directives StreamMinPort and StreamMaxPort (port range
specification
       for a stream mode)
    + support for passing of file descriptors
-) clamdscan:
    + added support for --move and --remove

-) clamav-milter:
    + by default uses libclamav to scan e-mails
    + new option --external (enables the use of clamd)
    + various optimisations

-) freshclam:
    + the DNS mode is now enabled by default (no need for DNSDatabaseInfo
in
      freshclam.conf)
    + --no-dns uses a If-Modified-Since method instead of a range GET
    + added support for AllowSupplementaryGroups

-) sigtool:
    + new options --vba and --vba-hex (extract VBA/Word6 macros and
optionally
      display the corresponding hex values; Word6 binary code will be
      disassembled)

-) The list of third party programs with support for ClamAV is growing
   rapidly. Here are the latest additions (see clamdoc.pdf for details):

    + AVScan - a libclamav based GUI a-v scanner for Unix
    + clamailfilter - a Python script that provides a-v scanning via
procmailrc
    + ClamAVPlugin - A ClamAV plugin for SpamAssassin 3.x
    + ClamCour - an e-mail filter for Courier
    + clamfilter - a small, secure, and efficient content filter for
Postfix
    + ClamMail - an anti-virus POP3 proxy for Windows
    + ClamShell - a Java GUI for clamscan
    + ClamTk - a perl-tk GUI for ClamAV
    + clapf - a virus scanning and antispam content filter for Postfix
    + D bindings for ClamAV - ClamAV bindings for the D programming
language
    + Frox - a transparent FTP proxy
    + KMail - a fully-featured email client now supports ClamAV out of
box
    + Mail Avenger - a highly-configurable SMTP server with a-v support
    + Mailnees - a mail content filter for Sendmail and Postfix
    + Maverix - anti-spam and anti-virus solution for AOLServer
    + Moodle - scan files submitted by students for viruses!
    + php-clamav - scan files from within PHP
    + pymavis - a powerful email parser, similar to the old amavis-perl
    + QClam - a simple program to plug ClamAV to a qmail mailbox
    + qmailmrtg7 - display graphs of viruses found by ClamAV
    + qSheff - an e-mail filter for qmail
    + SafeSquid - a feature rich content filtering internet proxy
    + Scrubber - a server-side daemon for filtering mail content
    + simscan - an e-mail and spam filter for qmail
    + smtpfilter - scan SMTP session for viruses
    + snort-inline - scan your network traffic for viruses with ClamAV
    + SquidClamAV Redirector - a Squid helper script which adds virus
scanning
    + WRAVLib - a library for a-v integration with Mono/.NET applications

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)


0.80
----

Stable version. Please read the release notes for the candidate versions
below.

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)


0.80rc4
-------

Improvements in this release include better JPEG exploit verification,
faster base64 decoding, support for GNU tar files, updated on-access
scanner,
and others.

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)

0.80rc3
-------

This release candidate eliminates possible false positive alerts in
UPX/FSG
compressed files and clarifies behaviour of default actions in clamd and
freshclam.

We encourage users to take advantage of our new mirror structure. In
order to
download the database from the closest mirror you should configure
freshclam
to use db.XY.clamav.net where XY is your country code (see
http://www.iana.org/cctld/cctld-whois.htm for the full list). Please add
the following lines to freshclam.conf:

       DNSDatabaseInfo current.cvd.clamav.net
       DatabaseMirror db.XY.clamav.net
       DatabaseMirror database.clamav.net

DNSDatabaseInfo enables database and software version verification
through
DNS TXT records, and the second database mirror acts as a fallback in
case
a connection to the first mirror fails for some reason.
0.80rc2
-------

This update fixes a serious bug in e-mail scanner.


0.80rc
------

The development version of ClamAV is ready for general testing! New
mechanisms
have already proved very nasty to Internet worms successfully protecting
against the new versions R, S, T, U, V and W of the infamous Mydoom worm
and detecting them as Worm.Mydoom.Gen before they were analysed and
specific
signatures added by the ClamAV database maintainers. That means servers
running
the new version of ClamAV have detected and blocked 100% of Mydoom
attacks!

New features in this release include:

-) libclamav
     + Portable Executable analyser (CL_SCAN_PE) featuring:
       o UPX decompression (all versions)
       o Petite decompression (2.x)
       o FSG decompression (1.3, 1.31, 1.33)
       o detection of broken executables (CL_SCAN_BLOCKBROKEN)
     + new, memory efficient, pattern matching algorithm (multipattern
variant
       of Boyer-Moore) - it's now primary matcher and Aho-Corasick is only
used
       for regular expression extended signatures
     + new signature format with advanced target type and offset
specification
     + support for MD5 based signatures
     + extended regular expression scanner
     + added support for MS cabinet files
     + added support for CHM files
     + added support for POSIX tar archives
     + scanning inside PowerPoint documents
     + HTML normaliser with support for decoding of MS Script Encoder code
     + great improvements in e-mail scanner (now handles even more worm
tricks)
     + new method of mail files detection
     + all e-mail attachments are now scanned (previously only the first
ten
       attachments were scanned)
     + added support for scanning URLs in e-mails (CL_SCAN_MAILURL)
     + detection of Worm.Mydoom.M.log
     + updated API (still backward compatible but please consult
clamdoc.pdf
      (Section 6) and adapt your software)

-) clamd
     + new directive ScanHTML (enables HTML normalisator and ScrEnc
decoder)
     + new directive ScanPE (win32 executable analyser and decompressor)
     + new directive DetectBrokenExecutables (try to detect broken
executables
       and mark them as Broken.Executable)
     + new directive MailFollowURLs (try to download and scan files from
URLs
       in mails. BE CAREFUL! DO NOT ENABLE IT ON LOADED MAIL SERVERS)
     + new directive ArchiveBlockMax (archives that exceed limits will be
       marked as viruses)
     + clamav.conf was renamed clamd.conf

-) clamscan
    + mail files   are scanned by default, use --no-mail to disable it
    + new option   --no-html (disables HTML normalisator)
    + new option   --no-pe (disables PE analyser)
    + new option   --detect-broken
    + new option   --block-max
    + new option   --mail-follow-urls (download and scan files from URLs in
mails)

-) clamdscan
    + now prints warnings if some activated command line options are only
      supported by clamscan
    + added support for archive scanning in stdin mode

-) clamav-milter
    + improved template file format
    + quarantined file names now contain virus names
    + initial support for SESSION mode of clamd

-) freshclam:
    + new directive DNSDatabaseInfo that enables ultra lightweight
version
      verification method through DNS (using TXT records). Based on idea
by
      Christopher X. Candreva and enabled by default.
      (see http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/clamav/users/11102)
    + new option --no-dns (quick option to disable DNS method without
editing
      freshclam.conf)

-) sigtool
    + removed ability of automatic signature generation (use MD5 sums to
      create your own signatures, see signatures.pdf for details)
    + new option --md5
    + new option --html-normalise (saves HTML normalisation and
decryption
      results in three html files in current directory)
-) configure:
    + new option --disable-gethostbyname_r (try enabling it if clamav-
milter
       compilation fails)
    + new option --disable-dns (try enabling it if freshclam compilation
fails)
    + extended regular expression scanner

-) documentation
    + included new Mac OS X installation instructions
    + official documentation rewritten and outdated docs removed

-) new 3rd party software with support for ClamAV:
    + OdeiaVir - an e-mail filter for qmail and Exim
    + ClamSMTP - a lightweight (written in C) and simple filter for
Postfix
    + Protea AntiVirus Tools - a virus filter for Lotus Domino
    + PTSMail Utilities - an e-mail filter for Sendmail
    + mxGuard for IMail - a mail filter for Ipswitch IMail (W32)
    + Zabit - a content and attachment filter for qmail
    + BeClam - ClamAV port for BeOS
    + clamXav - a virus scanner with GUI for Mac OS X

Special thanks to aCaB for his work on UPX, FSG and Petite decompressors.

Thanks to good reaction times on new threats ClamAV was awarded as best
security tool for 2004 by Linux Journal: "...With this year's outbreak of
e-mail worms for non-Linux platforms, ClamAV has been getting quite a
workout,
and Linux admins on mailing lists report that database update times are
keeping
up with or beating the proprietary alternatives." Thanks!

SourceWear.com is selling some very nice t-shirts and polo shirts powered
by
ClamAV. Wear them and virus writers will stay away from you :-) A quarter
out
of every dollar profited from the sale of these shirts will go to the
ClamAV
project. Visit http://www.sourcewear.com and click on ClamAV logo!


--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)

0.75
----

This release fixes detection of e-mails generated by Worm.Mydoom.I.

Important notice for people using ClamAV 0.60:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Our logs show that there is still a small percentage of ClamAV 0.60
installations updating their database. ClamAV 0.60 was released on
July 29th, 2003 and it was the last release to use the old database
format. Starting from version 0.65, released on November 12nd, ClamAV
uses a new database format, which is compressed and digitally signed.
We have been distributing the database in both formats till now, but
we plan to drop support for ClamAV 0.60 on September 1st.

We encourage _all_ users to upgrade to the latest release available.
People running an old version of ClamAV are missing many viruses and
may experience stability problems.

On non-production systems you can try the latest development version.
The new engine not only speeds up the scanning process but also limits
memory usage by about 8 MB ! It's able to scan new formats, including
CAB, CHM, UPX, HTML (normalisation), PowerPoint macros and can detect
annoying e-mails with empty attachments generated by new Bagle variants.

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)

0.74
----

Bugfixes in this version include crashes with multipart/mixed messages
and corrupted OLE2 and Zip files. Improvements include various
optimisations
of mail scanning and clamav-milter and clamdscan behaviour.


New members of our "3rd party software" list:

       +   MyClamMailFilter     an e-mail filter for procmail (written in C)
       +   clamaktion     scan files from the right-click Konqueror menu
       +   QMVC           Qmail Mail and Virus Control
       +   pyclamav             Python binding for ClamAV
       +   FETCAV               Front End To Clam AntiVirus based on Xdialog
       +   Famuko               an on-access scanner working in a userspace
       +   SoftlabsAV     a generic anti-virus filter for procmail


Japanese users can take an advantage of the new ClamAV related site:
    http://clamav-jp.sourceforge.jp/
and join the clamav-jp-users mailing list.


--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)


0.73
----

This version fixes memory management problems in the OLE2 decoder and
improves mail scanning. Because of the rapid ClamAV development the team
encourages users to help in testing new features:

         http://www.clamav.net/snapshot

Thank you for using ClamAV !

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)

0.72
----

Major bugfixes in this release include crashes with corrupted BinHex
messages
and some Excel documents. Protection against archive bombs (not fully
functional since 0.70) was improved and a number of other improvements
were
made.

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)

0.71
----

This release fixes all bugs found in 0.70 and introduces a few new
features -
the noteworthy changes include:

-) libclamav:
    + support nested OLE2 files
    + support Word6 macro code
    + ignore popular file types (media, graphics)
    + support compress.exe (SZDD) compression (test/test.msc)
    + improve virus detection in e-mails

-) clamscan:
     + automatically decide (by comparing daily.cvd version numbers) which
       database directory (hardcoded or clamav.conf's one) to use
     + support compression ratio feature (--max-ratio)
     + allow regular expressions in --[in|ex]clude
     + do not overwrite old files in a quarantine directory but add a
numerical
       extension to new files
     + respect --tempdir in libclamav
     + fix access problem when calling external unpackers in a superuser
mode
     + fix file permission corruption with --deb in a superuser mode

-) clamd
    + support log facility specification in syslog's style (LogFacility)
    + new directive LeaveTemporaryFiles (Debug no longer leaves temporary
      files not removed)
-) clamav-milter:
    + include the virus name in the 550 rejection
    + support user defined template for virus notifications (--template-
file)
    + sort quarantine messages by date
    + improve thread management
    + add X-Virus-Scanned and X-Infected-Received-From: headers
    + improve load balancing (when using remote servers with --server)
    + send 554 after DATA received, not 550
    + save PID (--pidfile)

-) documentation:
    + German clamdoc.pdf translation (Rupert Roesler-Schmidt and Karina
      Schwarz, uplink coherent solutions, http://www.uplink.at)
    + new Japanese documentation (Masaki Ogawa)


--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)



0.70
----

The two major changes in this version are new thread manager in clamd
and support for decoding MS Office VBA macros. Both of them have been
implemented by Trog. Besides, there are many improvements and bugfixes
(all listed in ChangeLog), a short summary:

-) clamd
    + new thread manager (with better SMP support)
    + on-access scanning now also available on FreeBSD (with Dazuko 2.0)
    + new directive ArchiveBlockEncrypted
    + new directive ReadTimeout (replaces ThreadTimeout)
    + handle SIGHUP (re-open logfile) and SIGUSR2 (reload database)
    + respect TCPAddr in stream scanner

-) clamav-milter:
    + TCPWrappers support

-) libclamav:
    + support MS Office documents (OLE2) and VBA macro decoding
    + support encrypted archive detection
    + new flags: CL_OLE2, CL_ENCRYPTED (see clamdoc.pdf, Section 6.1)
    + improve virus detection in big files
    + improve support for multipart, bounce and embedded RFC822 messages
    + improve RAR support
    + include backup snprintf implementation

-) clamscan:
    + new option: --block-encrypted

-) freshclam
    + new option: --pid, -p (write pid file if run as daemon)
    + handle SIGHUP (re-open logfile), SIGTERM (terminate with log
message),
      SIGALRM and SIGUSR1 (wake up and check mirror)
    + fix bug with -u and -c handling

-) contrib
    + windows clamd client now available with source code

-) documentation:
    + new Polish documentation on ClamAV and Samba integration
    + official documentation updated


Special thanks to Dirk Mueller <mueller*kde.org> for his code review,
many bugfixes and cleanups.


Thanks to the help of many companies (clamdoc.pdf: Section 2.10,
http://www.clamav.net/mirrors.html) we have 49 very fast and reliable
virus database mirrors in 22 regions and the number is still growing.
As of March 2004 we attempt to redirect our users to the closest pool
of mirrors by looking at their ip source address when they try to resolve
database.clamav.net. Our DNS servers can answer with a CNAME to:
db.europe.clamav.net, db.america.clamav.net, db.asia.clamav.net or
db.other.clamav.net. Our advanced push-mirroring mechanism (maintained by
Luca Gibelli) allows database maintainers to update all the mirrors in
less
than one minute !


There will be no major feature enhancements in the 0.7x series. Our work
will be concentrated on a new scanning engine and preliminary heuristics
-
please help us and test CVS snapshots from time to time.


We are happy to announce new programs with support for ClamAV (all of
them
have been reviewed by our team - more info in the documentation and
on our website: http://www.clamav.net/download/third-party-tools):

    +   ClamWin - a GUI for Windows (!)
    +   KlamAV - a collection of GUI tools for using ClamAV on KDE
    +   clamscan-procfilter - a Perl procmail filter
    +   j-chkmail - a powerful filter for sendmail
    +   qscanq - Virus Scanning for Qmail
    +   clamavr - a Ruby binding for ClamAV
    +   DansGuardian Anti-Virus Plugin
    +   Viralator - a Perl script that virus scans http downloads
    +   ClamAssassin - a filter for procmail
    +   Gadoyanvirus - a filter for Qmail
    +   OpenProtect - a complete e-mail protection solution
    + RevolSys SMTP kit for Postfix - an antispam/antivirus tools
installation
    + POP3 Virus Scanner Daemon
    + mailman-clamav - a virus filter for Mailman
    + wbmclamav - a webmin module to manage ClamAV
    + Scan Log Analyzer
    + mailgraph - a RRDtool frontend for Postfix Statistics
    + INSERT - a security toolkit on a credit card size CD
    + Local Area Security - a Live CD Linux distribution

--
The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)
April 17, 2004


0.68-1
------
Fixed RAR support.

0.68
----
This version fixes a crash with some RAR archives generated by the Bagle
worm,
also a few important fixes have been backported from CVS.

We strongly encourage users to install the 0.70-rc version (released
today).

0.67
----
This release fixes a memory management problem (platform dependent; can
lead
to a DoS attack) with messages that only have attachments (reported by
Oliver
Brandmueller). It also contains patches for a few problems found in 0.66
and
has better Cygwin support.

0.66
----
This version is a response to the "clamav 0.65 remote DOS exploit"
information
published on popular security-related mailing lists. Unfortunately we had
not been contacted by the author before he published that and had to
release
this (unplanned) package very quickly (it should be mentioned that CVS
version
was not vulnerable to the exploit). Untested code has been disabled also
the Dazuko support is temporarily not available (if you really need it
please
use a CVS version or wait for a next stable release). Other noteworthy
changes:

-) clamd:
    + fixed database timestamp handling (and a double reload problem
reported
      by Alex Pleiner and Ole Stanstrup)
    + new directive: ArchiveMaxCompressionRatio
    + new command: SESSION (starts a clamd session and allows to do
multiple
      commands per TCP session)
    + new directives: TemporaryDirectory, LogClean (Andrey V. Malyshev)

-) clamav-milter: (Nigel Horne)
    + added support for AllowSupplementaryGroups and ThreadTimeout
    + added --quarantine-dir (thanks to Michael Dankov)
    + added --noreject (thanks to Vijay Sarvepalli)
    + added --headers (thanks Leonid Zeitlin)
    + added --sign option

-) libclamav:
    + detect Worm.SCO.A bounces (Nigel)
    + prevent buffer overflow in broken uuencoded files (Nigel)
    + scan multipart alternatives that have no boundaries (Nigel)
    + better handling of encapsulated messages (Nigel)
    + locate uuencoded viruses hidden in text portions of multipart/mixed
       mime messages (Nigel)
    + initial support for BinHex (Nigel)
    + fixed a mail recursion loop (problem reported by Alex Kah and
Kristof
       Petr)
    + fixed bzip2 memory limit (improper call suggested by the buggy
libbz2
       documentation, problem reported by Tomasz Klim)
    + fixed on error descriptor leak in CVD unpacker (Thomas Lamy)
    + fixed memory leak in digital signature verification code (Thomas
Lamy)
    + added maximal compression ratio limit (cl_limits->maxratio)

-) clamscan:
    + support for multiple arguments on command line (Thomas Lamy)
    + fixed buffer overflow in --move (Denis De Messemacker)
    + removed support for sendfile() under Linux

-) freshclam:
    + support for freshclam.conf (that may be optionally merged with
      clamav.conf, command line options overwrite config settings)
    + work-around for potential database downgrade (subtle problem
      in r-r dns handling) - reported by Daniel Mario Vega and patched
      by Luca Gibelli

-) sigtool:
    + list virus names with --list-sigs (-l)

-) contrib:
    + clamdwatch (by Mike Cathey)
    + windows clamd client with drag&drop support (Nigel Horne)
-) documentation:
    + complete clamdoc.pdf French translation by Stephane Jeannenot
    + Polish how-to on ClamAV and Sendmail integration (with clamav-
milter)
      by Przemyslaw Holowczyc


News:

ClamAV was the first anti-virus protecting against Worm.SCO.A (aka
MyDoom.A) !
The signature was published by Diego d'Ambra in the daily update 105,
26-Jan-2004 20:23 GMT and we were at least two hours faster than "big" AV
vendors:
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=3764826&forum_id=3
4654
http://www.pcwelt.de/news/viren_bugs/37278/4.html


clamav-devel is finally able to decode OLE2 (Microsoft Office) files and
decompress VBA streams ! The code is developed by Trog, official ClamAV
developer. Also we're testing new clamd implementation that will solve
several important problems (especially that "Time out" related). Please
help us and test the latest CVS version.


The virus database now contains more than 20.000 signatures ! On January
8,
Denis De Messemacker (who joined our team 3 months ago) added signatures
for
about 7700 new viruses. Also special thanks go to Tomasz Papszun for his
hard work on daily submissions and forcing us to keep ClamAV quality on
the highest possible level.


New mirroring mechanisms. Luca Gibelli (ClamAV) and mirror administrators
(22 sites, http://www.clamav.net/mirrors.html, please see clamdoc.pdf for
a complete mirror information) are converting mirrors to new "push
mirroring"
method. It uses advanced techniques to ensure all the mirrors are up to
date.
More info: http://www.clamav.net/docs/mirrors


"Newsworthy Hack of Kindness" - Affero.net is featuring ClamAV in its
latest
newsletter (Volume #9, January 2004:
http://www.affero.net/nl/dec03.html).
Affero is a great rate-donate system and its mission is to bring a
culture
of patronage to the Internet. Currently we only accept donations via
Affero.
You can also help us and promote our project by adding the ClamAV logo to
your home page. Look at http://www.clamav.net/donate for more
information.


We would like to thank our donors:

    *   Jeremy Garcia (http://www.linuxquestions.org)
    *   Andries Filmer (http://www.netexpo.nl)
    *   David Eriksson (http://www.2good.nu)
    *   Dynamic Network Services, Inc (http://www.dyndns.org)
    *   epublica
    *   Invisik Corporation (http://www.invisik.com)
    *   Keith (http://www.textpad.com)
    *   Explido Software USA Inc. (http://www.explido.us)
    *   cheahch from Singapore
    *   Electric Embers
    *   Stephane Rault
    *   Brad Koehn
    *   David Farrick
    *   ActiveIntra.net Inc. (http://www.activeintra.net)
    *   An anonymous donor from Colorado, US

--
Tomasz Kojm <tkojm*clamav.net>
February 10, 2004


0.65
----
IMPORTANT NOTE: The project has been moved into SourceForge. The only
official
           ClamAV's homepage is www.clamav.net (however
clamav.elektrapro.
           com still works). We would like to thank ElektraPro.com for
           their support for the open-source community - THANKS !


ClamAV 0.65 introduces a new database container file format (called CVD)
with
support for digital signatures and compression. Please remove the old
databases from your database directory before the installation. And the
most
important thing: clamd stability has been greatly improved (especially
under
FreeBSD) ! Also we have a new mirror infrastructure - you will find all
the
details in clamdoc.pdf. If you want to become an official ClamAV mirror
(with entry in database.clamav.net) please read the clamav-mirror-
howto.pdf
document and contact our administrator - Luca Gibelli
<nervous*clamav.net>.

Noteworthy changes in this version:
-) clamd:
    + fixed a race condition in database reloading code (random crashes
      under high load)
    + fixed a race condition with the improperly initialized session
start time
      (thanks to Michael Dankov)
    + fixed PidFile permissions (Magnus Ekdahl, bug reported by Tomasz
Papszun)
    + fixed LogFile permissions (Magnus Ekdahl)
    + new directive ScanRAR (bacause RAR support is now disabled by
default)
    + new directive VirusEvent
    + new directive FixStaleSocket (Thomas Lamy and Mark Mielke)
    + new directive TCPAddr (Bernard Quatermass, fixed by Damien Curtain)
    + new directive Debug

-) clamav-milter: (Nigel Horne <njh*clamav.net>)
    + new --force-scan flag
    + new -P and -q flags by Nicholas M. Kirsch
    WARNING: clamav-milter and our mail scanner are still in high
development
           and may be unstable. You should always use the CVS version.

-) libclamav:
    + support for a new database container format (CVD) - compressed and
      digitally signed
    + better protection against malformed zip archives (such as Mimail)
    + mail decoder fixes (thanks to Rene Bellora, Bernd Kuhls, Thomas
Lamy,
      Tomasz Papszun) (Nigel Horne)
    + memory leak fixes (Thomas Lamy)
    + new scan option CL_DISABLERAR (disables built-in RAR unpacker)

-) freshclam:
    + fixed --on-error-execute behaviour (David Woakes)
    + new option --user (-u) USER - run as USER instead of the default
user.
      Patch by Damien Curtain.
    + rewritten to use database.clamav.net and CVD

-) documentation:
    + new Spanish documentation on ClamAV and Sendmail integration by
      Erick Ivaan Lopez Carreon
    + included clamdoc.pdf Turkish translation by yavuz kaya and Ýbrahim
erken
    + included clamav-mirror-howto.pdf by Luca Gibelli
    + included clamd+daemontools HOWTO by Jesse D. Guardiani
    + included signatures.pdf
    + man pages: updated
    + clamdoc.pdf: rewritten

New members of our list of ClamAV certified software (see clamdoc.pdf for
details):
    + cgpav
       +   smtp-vilter
       +   IVS Milter
       +   scanexi
       +   Mail::ClamAV
       +   OpenAntiVirus samba-vscan
       +   Sylpheed Claws
       +   nclamd

Thanks to Mia Kalenius and Sergei Pronin we have a new official logo !

Thank you for using ClamAV !

--
Tomasz Kojm <tkojm*clamav.net>
November 12, 2003



0.60
----

Hello again...

This is a new, (very?) stable release of Clam AntiVirus. 0.60 was
developed
and stabilized for over seven months and many people had contributed to
the
final release. This version introduces many enhancements and a new
program:
clamav-milter written by ClamAV developer Nigel Horne. This is a mail
scanner
for Sendmail/milter written entirely in C, which uses clamd for virus
scanning.
Clamav-milter and clamd duet is a powerful solution for systems where
high
performance is required. Please check clamdoc for more detail.


       Many people get confused with ClamAV database status because of
       the OpenAntiVirus update information at:
             http://openantivirus.org/latest.php
       (last update at 17 October, 2002). The ClamAV virus database contains
       the OAV database (with some signatures fixed or removed) but we
       develop it independently of the OAV project. Our database is updated
       frequently (on average 4-5 times a week). You can help (or join) us -
       will find some basic but useful instructions at
             http://clamav.elektrapro.com/doc/signatures.pdf


News from ClamAV world:

-) New email address for virus submitting: virus@clamav.elektrapro.com
   You don't need to encrypt a virus sample, but if your system doesn't
allow
   you to send infected files just put it into an encrypted zip archive
   (password: virus)

   Special thanks to Nicholas Chua, Diego D'Ambra, Hrvoje Habjanic, Nigel
Kukard
   and Chris van Meerendonk for a big number of samples submitted.

-) New mailing list: virusdb@clamav.elektrapro.com
   After each update an email with subject "[clamav-virusdb] Update" and
a list
   of viruses added is sent to it. You can set up a procmail rule for
freshclam
   to react on such a mails (and update the database just after an
update).

-) New official mirrors:
    + clamav.ozforces.com: database mirror updated manually (thanks to
      Andrew <andrew@ozforces.com>)
    + clamav.essentkabel.com: full (automatic) mirror of
clamav.elektrapro.com
      (thanks to Chris van Meerendonk <cvm@castel.nl>)
    + clamav.linux-sxs.org: database mirror - rsync from
clamav.ozforces.com
      (thanks to Douglas J Hunley <doug@hunley.homeip.net>)

    Freshclam will automatically use them when the main server is not
    accessible.

-) Official port in FreeBSD available ! (maintained by Masahiro Teramoto
   <markun@onohara.to>)

-) Unofficial port for OpenBSD is available at:
      http://www.activeintra.net/openbsd/article.php?id=5
   (maintained by Flinn Mueller <flinn@activeintra.net>)

-) there are many new programs that use ClamAV, eg. mod_clamav (Apache
   virus scanning filter), clamdmail or Sagator. You will find more
   info in clamdoc.

Changes:

-) libclamav:
    + fixed buffer overflow in unrarlib (patch by Robbert Kouprie
      <robbert@exx.nl>)

    + various mbox code updates (fixed memory leak; added support for
decoding
      viruses sent in message bodies, detection of viruses that put their
      payloads after the end of message marker (thanks to Stephen White
      <stephen@earth.li> for the bug report and useful CGI tools);

    + zziplib updated to 0.10.81 (some problems with older version were
reported
      by Martin Schitter)
    + direct scanning of mbox/maildir files (new directive CL_MAIL)
    + file scanner optimization (patch by Hendrik Muhs
       <Hendrik.Muhs@student.uni-magdeburg.de>)
    + bzip2 support
    + faster detection of malformed Zip archives (eg. 'Zip of Death'),
they are
       reported as a viruses
    + fixed strcasecmp() compile problem in zziplib on Free/NetBSD and
others


-) clamd:
    + fixed descriptor leak in directory scanner - it was causing random
      clamd crashes and locks, especially on highly loaded servers.
Reported
      by Kristof Petr <Kristof.P@fce.vutbr.cz>.

    + fixed crash with archive scanning on BSD (increased thread stack
size)
      (Nigel Horne)
    + fixed CONTSCAN command (used by clamdscan) - it had archive support
      disabled (hardcoded)
    + fixed SelfCheck option (there was a logic bug, and the option was
      disabled) it now checks a databases time stamps and reloads them
      if needed.
    + fixed possible writing to undefined descriptors (bug found by
      Brian May <bam@debian.org>)
    + new STREAM command (scanning data on socket) and directives:
      StreamSaveToDisk (save stream to disk to allow scanning within
archives),
      StreamMaxLength. This option allows scanning data on socket (might
be
      sent from another host), currently only clamav-milter uses this.

    + new ScanMail directive for scanning into mbox/Maildir files
    + new directive: ArchiveLimitMemoryUsage (limit memory usage with
bzip2)
    + new directive: AllowSupplementaryGroups (feature requested by
Exiscan
       users)
    + syslog support (LogSyslog) (patch by Hrvoje Habjanic
       <hrvoje.habjanic@zg.hinet.hr>)
    + fixed parser segfault with extra space between option and argument
       in config file (Magnus Ekdahl <magnus@debian.org>)


-) clamscan:
    + fixed --remove option (didn't work when the file was scanned with
an
      internal unpacker) (patch by Damien Curtain <damien@pagefault.org>)
    + --move option for moving infected files into a specified directory
      (by Damien Curtain <damien@pagefault.org>)
    + --mbox enables a direct support for mbox files
      (ex. clamscan --mbox /var/spool/mail)
    + fixed --log (-l) option
    + fixed -i option (patch by Magnus Ekdahl <magnus@debian.org>)
    + enabled default archive limits (max-files = 500, max-size = 10M,
      max-recursion = 5)
    + use arj instead of non-free unarj (patch by Magnus Ekdahl)
    + use unzoo instead of non-free zoo (patch by Magnus Ekdahl)
    + removed thread support

freshclam:
    + mirror support (implemented by Damien Curtain
<damien@pagefault.org>)
    + --proxy-user: proxy authorization support (implemented by Gernot
Tenchio
      <g.tenchio@telco-tech.de>)
    + new options --on-error-execute, --on-update-execute
      (ex. freshclam -d -c 6 --on-error-execute "sendsms 23332243 Can't
      update virus database"). Idea by Douglas J Hunley
<doug@hunley.homeip.net>

configure:
    + --disable-cr (don't link with C reentrant library (needed on some
newer
      versions of OpenBSD))

-) Enhanced AIX (thanks to Mike Loewen <mloewen@sturgeon.cac.psu.edu>)
and
   Tru64 support (thanks to Christophe Varoqui
<ext.devoteam.varoqui@sncf.fr>)

-) documentation:
    + included how-to in Portugese by Alexandre de Jesus Marcolino
    + clamdoc.pdf and system manual updates

Many thanks to Luca 'NERvOus' Gibelli from ElektraPro for his support,
to Ken McKittrick from USA DataNet for a fully accessible FreeBSD box and
to mailing list subscribers for a constructive discussions.

--
Tomasz Kojm
June 21, 2003


0.54
----
Many major changes this time...

-) libclamav:
    + fixed segfault with some strange zip archives (there is a bug in
zziplib,
      libclamav contains a work around for it) (the problem was reported
by
      Oliver Paukstadt <pstadt@stud.fh-heilbronn.de>)
    + engine improvements (better support for a detection of new viruses,
      limited memory usage (consumes ~ 5 Mb now))
       + mbox code updated and moved into the library: fixed core dump when
an
        embedded message includes a mime header with the line Content-Type:
        without specifying the type of content, fixed (theoretical) memory
leak,
       support for multipart/report messages, fixed bug causing some
formats to
       fail to scan) (Nigel)
-) clamd:
    + new commands: CONTSCAN (it doesn't stop scanning even when virus is
       found), VERSION
    + disable logging of a unnecessary time stamps with LogTime when
       LogVerbose isn't used (patch by Ed Phillips <ed@UDel.Edu>)
-) freshclam:
    + "Cache-Control: no-cache" enabled by default
    + Cygwin support fix
-) clamdscan:
    + initial version
-) all tools:
    + removed huge printf() in help() (there was a buffer overflow
problem with
       --help option under Windows and SCO Unix (reported by Wojciech
Noworyta
       <wnow@konarski.edu.pl> and Nigel respectively)
-) configure:
    + allow configuration of the clamav user and group with --with-user
and
       --with-group (patch by Patrick Bihan-Faou <patrick@mindstep.com>)
    + --enable-id-check - it uses the check procedure from Jason
Englander
       <jason@englanders.cc>, currently it will fail on systems with
getent
       which doesn't detect clamav group.
    + do not overwrite the existing config file


There are initial packages for Windows available at:
    http://clamav.elektrapro.com/binary

--tk


0.53
----
This release has removed the limit for a file name length in clamscan.
Some
viruses (eg. W32/Yaha.E) are using very long file names, and they were
ignored in mbox mode. Users of AMaViS-ng and other wrappers were not
vulnerable to this problem, because that programs don't use original
attachement file names.

-) clamscan:
    + removed limit for a file name length (thanks to Odhiambo Washington
      <wash@wananchi.com> for the test files and extensive mbox testing)
       + mbox: adapted to the new changes, enabled thread support (Nigel),
             re-enabled temporary directory removing.

0.52
----

This version contains a portability fixes - it should compile on OpenBSD,
MacOSX and NetBSD (support for them was broken in 0.51).

-) clamd: various fixes:
      + drop supplementary groups (suggested by Enrico Scholz
        <enrico.scholz@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de>) (this has been
implemented
        in freshclam, too)
      + work-around for the segmentation fault at QUIT under FreeBSD
      + check timeouts when waiting for threads in RELOAD mode
      + SelfCheck - internal integrity check (by default every 1 hour)
      + fixed problem with directory scanning on non typical file systems
        (bug reported by Jason Englander <jason@englanders.cc>)
      + clamd is a system command (clamd.1 -> clamd.8, /usr/local/bin ->
        /usr/local/sbin) (Magnus Ekdahl)
-) clamscan:
      + mbox code updates (Nigel Horne) - it fixes some problems on *BSD
        systems (see mailing lists archives for the details)
      + enable core dumping (Nigel Horne) [ with --enable-debug ]
-) freshclam:
      + applied http-proxy patch from http://bugs.debian.org/clamav (by
        Martin Lesser <admin-debian@bettercom.de>)
      + when configured with --disable-cache, freshclam forces 'no-cache'
        option in proxy servers (patch by Ant La Porte <ant@dvere.net>)

-) HPUX (10.20/11.0 tested) support (thanks to Joe Oaks
<joe.oaks@hp.com>)
-) fixed support for SCO Unix and BeOS (Nigel Horne)
-) support/mboxscan: new version with SpamAssassin support (Nigel Horne)
-) re-included TrashScan 0.08 (by Trashware <trashware@gmx.de>) - the
security
   issue has been fixed.
-) included "Installing qmail-scanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin
under
   FreeBSD" how-to by Paul Hoadley and Eric Parsonage


0.51
----

OAV database is up to date ! There was a problem with signature parsing,
because some hex strings were upper case. Anyway, I still recommend you
freshclam for a database updating.

-) support for the genuine OAV database
-) limited memory usage (at the cost of speed, increase CL_MIN_LENGTH in
   libclamav/clamav.h to make it faster, it's safe to set it on 3-4 for
   the OAV database)
-) fixed compile problem on TurboLinux 6.5 (probably others, too), the
bug
   was reported by Henk Kuipers <henk@opensourcesolutions.nl>.
-) clamd: fixed THREXIT (thanks to Piotr Gackiewicz <gacek@intertele.pl>)
-) clamd: fixed serious bug with thread argument type
-) clamscan: mbox: don't scan empty attachments (Nigel Horne)
-) configure: --with-db1, --with-db2 (suggested by Magnus Ekdahl)


0.50
----

Here it is...
Clam AntiVirus 0.50 contains an anti-virus library - libclamav, a fully
multi-threaded daemon clamd(1) and a quite long list of changes. The
documentation was rewritten and you _should_ review it. By courtesy of
NERvOus <nervous@nervous.it> and ElektraPro, there are three mailing
lists
available - you can subscribe via www at http://clamav.elektrapro.com/ml.
Please check the manual for more information.


New software:

-) libclamav with RAR, Zip and Gzip support built-in. The library is
thread
   safe and should be very secure, also. It uses UniquE RAR File
   Library by Christian Scheurer and Johannes Winkelmann (RAR 2.0 support
only)
   and zziplib library by Guido Draheim and Tomi Ollila. Both of them are
   included and slightly modified in the clamav sources. You need the
zlib
   library for the Zip/Gzip support, though. The API is described with
   examples in the clamdoc.

-) clamd: a modern anti-virus daemon. It uses configuration file
clamav.conf
   described in the clamav.conf(5) manual. The program was written with
   security as a goal.

-) clamuko: on-access scanning under Linux. It utilizes Dazuko kernel
module
   (GPL, http://dazuko.org) and is clamd-based.

New features / improvements:

-) enhanced scanner engine (better detection of some complex polymorphic
   viruses)

-) clamscan: Nigel Horne <njh@bandsman.co.uk> has added the ability to
scan
   mail attachments in a filter. For example:

   $ clamscan -i --mbox - < /var/spool/mail/john
   /tmp/aa6b9fc06bc477ae/setup.exe: Worm/Klez.H FOUND

   Nigel is the author of the whole mbox code in clamscan. Currently it
only
   works in a filter mode, but there are plans to move the code into the
   libclamav and allow clamd using it. Please check support/mboxscan,
also.

-) clamscan: support for including and excluding multiple patterns with
   --include and --exclude (patch by Alejandro Dubrovsky
   <s328940@student.uq.edu.au>).
   Example: clamscan --include .exe --include .obj --include .scr
/mnt/windows

-) clamscan: don't scan /proc files (Linux, st_dev comparing). No more
   /proc/kcore related mails :))

-) clamscan: use libclamav's archive support by default (it's enabled by
default
   and may be disabled with --disable-archive) and switch to the external
   unpackers (if specified) in the case of libclamav archive code error.

-) freshclam: proxy support (via $http_proxy variable and --http-proxy).
   I started implementing proxy support some time ago, but never
finished.
   Nigel Horne did the great job and has finished the proxy support !

-) freshclam: --daemon-notify. freshclam will send the RELOAD command to
the
   daemon after database update (supports both tcp and local sockets, it
reads
   clamav.conf to determine the socket type).

-) freshclam: support for viruses.db2

Bug fixes:

-) freshclam: log 'Database updated' message (thanks to Jeffrey Moskot
    <jef@math.miami.edu> for the bug report). It now prints a number
    of signatures in a database, also.

-) clamscan: fixed compile problem on Solaris 8 and some other systems -
   #include <signal.h> lack in others.c (thanks Mike Loewen
   <mloewen@sturgeon.cac.psu.edu> for the bug report)

Documentation:

-) included Japanese documentation by Masaki Ogawa <proc@mac.com>

-) updated Spanish "Sendmail + Amavis + ClamAv - Como" by Erick I. Lopez
   Carreon <elopezc@technitrade.com>

-) rewritten clamdoc, included clamdoc-html, removed PostScript version
(.ps)
-) Clam-Mutant ;) logo update by Michal Hajduczenia
<michalis@mat.uni.torun.pl>

-) new man pages: clamd(1), clamav.conf(5); others updated


!!!
    Please don't use the oav-update script with this version. It doesn't
update viruses.db2 and supports OpenAntiVirus.org site only (the last
update of the OAV database was 1 July !). Nicholas Chua
<nicholas@ncmbox.net>
has generated over 200 new signatures, ClamAV's database is also
frequently
updated (expecially when new wild virus/worm appears, eg. W32/BugBear.A).

    This software is still in developement (new software == new bugs),
however
clamscan should be very stable. You shouldn't use clamd/clamuko (well,
clamd is
stable, clamuko isn't) on production systems, yet. Please wait for 0.51
at
least ;). ClamAV 0.50 was tested on Linux and Solaris and should work
fine.
There is a problem with clamd on FreeBSD (tested on my FreeBSD 5.0-
CURRENT) -
the daemon crashes with Zip/Gzip files (disabling ScanArchive should
help).

Enjoy !
--
Tomasz Kojm
October 5, 2002


0.24
----

-) fixed threads deadlock in a critical error situation (bug found by
David
   Sanchez <dsanchez@veloxia.com>)
-) fixed sigtool bug (negative seeking)
-) fixed potential clamscan segfault in the case of memory allocation
error
-) unpacker execution error is no longer treated as critical - a few
programs
   (eg. Qmail-Scanner, TrashScan) have clamscan command hardcoded with
all
   archive options turned on. Now, if unpacker can't be executed, raw
file is
   scanned and scan process is continued.
-) reverted to pthread.h detection
-) TrashScan 0.07 (Trashware <trashware@gmx.net>)
-) --exclude (regular expressions are not supported !)
   [ex: clamscan --exclude="/proc/kcore" /], but please use it with care.
-) included html documentation

IMPORTANT NOTE:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
You will probably have a problem with a default Qmail-Scanner (1.13 or
newer)
installation. You need to increase qmail-smtpd softlimit or disable it.
You
can force clamscan to use only half of the memory which it uses by
default, too.
Please change the following line in the clamscan/matcher.h file:
     #define MIN_LENGTH 5
to:
     #define MIN_LENGTH 3
and recompile the program. Unhappily, scanning may be a little slower in
some
cases, but it shouldn't be significant. Then you can safely set the qmail
softlimit to 8 MB. I want to thank Doug Monroe <doug@planetconnect.com>
for
his contribution in the problem analysis.
---

New ClamAV version is in a heavy development. It has currently built-in
support for RAR, Zip, Gzip and tar. The daemon will support only built-in
compression/archive support. Snapshot will be available for a few days.

0.23
----

-) fixed compile problem on FreeBSD (thanks to Wieslaw Glod <wkg@x2.pl>
and
   Ken McKittrick <klmac@usadatanet.com>)
-) clamscan reads all .db files from data directory, so you can put your
   own databases there and they won't be overwrited by the updaters.
viruses.db
   is still the main database file (if --database isn't used).
-) --deb (debian binary packages scanning) by Magnus Ekdahl
<magnus@debian.org>
-) --remove option, but be careful with it !
-) new clam logo ;) (GPL) by Michal Hajduczenia
<michalis@mat.uni.torun.pl>.
-) TrashScan 0.06 (by Trashware <trashware@gmx.net>) - a script for
scanning
   mail with procmail. I recommend it. (support/trashscan)
-) documentation updates

0.30 release will contain a daemon and an anti-virus library (with simple
API),
so you can use it directly in your projects. I want to build in zip and
rar
support, also.
There are binary packages for AIX available. Please check the
documentation.

0.22
----

This release fixes bug with scanning archives in unaccessible directories
with
*superuser* priviledges (after dropping priviledges scanner wasn't able
to
access the archive, although the same archive was accessible), thanks
for Sergei Pronin <sp@finndesign.fi> for the problem description. Now all
archives unaccessible directly by the clamav user are copied (with a
respect to
--max-space) to the temporary directory. All old filesystem tricks were
removed.

Other fixes / improvements:

-) better error handling, new error codes
-) improved -i (--infected) option
-) removed --strange-unzip option
-) removed eicar test files and logos from the documentation due to the
GPL
   (thanks for Magnus Ekdahl <magnus@debian.org>), ClamAV-Test-Signature
is
   used instead
-) removed Qmail-Scanner patch, ClamAV is supported by Q-S 1.13 (thanks
guys!)
-) code cleanups


0.21 Release
------------

It fixes following problems:

-) database downloading in freshclam/0.20
-) malformed amavis-perl patch from 0.20
-) clamscan problems with some unzip versions, please try --strange-unzip
   option

ClamAV 0.21 source package contains initial support for NetBSD
(thanks to Marc Baudoin <babafou@babafou.eu.org>, Jean-Edouard BABIN
<Jeb@jeb.com.fr>), better support for Mac OS X (Masaki Ogawa
<proc@mac.com>),
and clamdoc documentation corrected by Dennis Leeuw <dleeuw@made-it.com>.


0.20 Release
------------

The most important change in this release is a new, linear pattern
matching
algorithm. You will find more informations about it in clamscan/matcher.c
-
in the sources and in clamdoc. Summary (since 0.15):

New features:

-) fast pattern matching algorithm
-) sigtool utility, check `man sigtool` and clamdoc
-) Linux: threads autodetection on various architectures
          (Magnus Ekdahl <magnus@debian.org>)
-) -i, --infected: clamscan prints only infected files
-) 'Data scanned' in summary, size in megabytes with 16 Kb precision
-) configure: --with-dbdir sets the database location
-) support/sigmake shell script by Dennis Leeuw <leeuw@stone-it.com>
-) Spanish "Sendmail+Amavis+ClamAv installation how-to" by
   Erick I. Lopez Carreon <elopezc@technitrade.com>

Updates:

-) "Debian GNU/Linux Mail Server v. 0.2.0" by Dennis Leeuw <leeuw@stone-
it.com>
-) qmail-scanner patch from Kazuhiko <kazuhiko@fdiary.net>
-) general documentation cleanups / updates
-) freshclam / Internet database location

Fixes:

-) threads autodetection on not-x86 Linux systems
-) gcc 3.x support (David Ford <david+cert@blue-labs.org>)
-) data type fix on Mac OS X (Peter N Lewis <peter@stairways.com.au>)
-) removed -w, --whole-file, now clamscan scans whole files by default
   -w is still supported by internal getopt(), because it is used in
   various patches
-) removed --one-virus, still supported by getopt(); removed 'Found
viruses'
   from summary, clamscan stops file scanning after first virus
-) fixed old problem with scanning stdin
-) removed amavisd-patch - strange problems have been reported

OpenAntiVirus Update is a great tool written by Matthew A. Grant
<grantma@anathoth.gen.nz> and it will be the primary updater for ClamAV
in the near future. In contrast to freshclam it has proxy support and
many
specific features. Please check clamdoc for more informations and how to
obtain it.


0.15 Notes
----------

This version contains minor bugfixes only, such as:
    -) multiple fixes in freshclam (it has problems, when one of the
       hosts wasn't accessible), there were logic flaws in the code
    -) fixed problem with password protected archives (unpackers were
waiting
       for password)

New features:
    -) OpenBSD support (thanks to Kamil Andrusz <wizz@mniam.net>)
    -) added support for amavisd, qmail-scanner (see ./support)

There were no major bugs and I was very busy, that's why new version is
released just today. In the next 2 months, clamav development will be
much
faster. Here are some of my plans:

    ~ 0.20 : New pattern-matching algorithm
    ~ 0.30 : clamlib; clamscan and the daemon based on it

There is a new homepage:

           http://clamav.elektrapro.com

Thanks to ElektraPro.com for sponsoring this site (it's very fast).
Thanks to NERvOus <nervous@nervous.it>.

If you are interested in current development versions, please check
snapshots link.

Resource usage limits in 0.14
-----------------------------

Two new features: --max-files, --max-space have been implemented. If you
have
enabled one of this options, clamscan monitors resource usage (number of
created files and used space) and stops extractor when it has exceeded
the limit. You should use these options to protect your machine against
Denial of Service attacks. In the near future --max-levels (limit for
recursive archives extracting) and --max-time (spent on
checking/extracting
files) will be implemented.


FreeBSD: AMaViS compile problems
--------------------------------

Please check FAQ.

!!! Strange signatures in VirusSignatures-2002.04.15.10.51.zip !!!
------------------------------------------------------------------

Last version of signatures was ~90 kb, this version is ~474 kb.
But I don't understand, why some signatures are mega-huge. When I decoded
them, they looked like regular files. In CA they were removed from the
database and I probably add them later, in normal sizes.

Installation :
--------------

Please view documentation in ./docs. There are several formats - pdf, ps
and plain latex, if you want to compile it yourself.

You need GNU make (on Solaris you should have gmake).
It was tested only with gcc 2.9x compilers.

				
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