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andreas.schulze at datev

Mar 16, 2012, 5:35 AM

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ClamAV 0.97.4 - 2 notices


I just compiled the new version in my autobuild system for
multiple version of SuSE Linux Enterprise Servers.

I noticed this RPMLINT report which I like to forward to you for inforamation:

RPMLINT report:
clamav.i586: W: shared-lib-calls-exit /usr/lib/libclamav.so.6.1.13 exit [at] GLIBC_2
This library package calls exit() or _exit(), probably in a non-fork()
context. Doing so from a library is strongly discouraged - when a library
function calls exit(), it prevents the calling program from handling the
error, reporting it to the user, closing files properly, and cleaning up any
state that the program has. It is preferred for the library to return an
actual error code and let the calling program decide how to handle the

Could it be possible that the _exit() is intentional correct?
Then I would like to add an exeption for my rpmlint...

Avira, a german antivirus vendor, may(*) classify the sourcecode tarball as malicious:

clamav-0.97.4/test/.split/split.clam-pespin.exeaa <<< PCK/PESpin ; packer ; File has been compressed with an unusual runtime compression tool (PCK/PESpin). Please verify the origin of the file

I informed avira and got the response that their av-envine finds "unusual runtime compression tool" commonly used by
malware :-(


(*) depends how aggressive the scanner is configured

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Subject User Time
ClamAV 0.97.4 - 2 notices andreas.schulze at datev Mar 16, 2012, 5:35 AM
    Re: ClamAV 0.97.4 - 2 notices edwin at clamav Mar 16, 2012, 6:25 AM
    Re: ClamAV 0.97.4 - 2 notices t.schmidt at phoenixsoftware Mar 16, 2012, 5:31 PM
        Re: ClamAV 0.97.4 - 2 notices jimlinux at commspeed Mar 17, 2012, 11:11 AM
            Re: ClamAV 0.97.4 - 2 notices hege at hege Mar 17, 2012, 11:46 AM

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