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Sometimes ClamAV will download a virus update, and the MD5 will be wrong. If it is, then ClamAV usually goes down, and
 
Sometimes ClamAV will download a virus update, and the MD5 will be wrong. If it is, then ClamAV usually goes down, and
the system suspends delivery.
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the system suspends delivery. In which case it's time to refresh your defs.
 
==Symptoms==
 
==Symptoms==
 
You'll know this is the case if you go to the /var/log/zimbra.log and you see that ClamAV isn't running, postfix/qmgr errors out at 'delivery temporarily suspended', messages like 'malformed database' in /opt/zimbra/log/clamd.log, and by checking zmclamdctl status.
 
You'll know this is the case if you go to the /var/log/zimbra.log and you see that ClamAV isn't running, postfix/qmgr errors out at 'delivery temporarily suspended', messages like 'malformed database' in /opt/zimbra/log/clamd.log, and by checking zmclamdctl status.
  
 
Other symptoms are, if you stop & restart Zimbra services (zmcontrol stop and zmcontrol start), antivirus may fail to start with the errors (among others):
 
Other symptoms are, if you stop & restart Zimbra services (zmcontrol stop and zmcontrol start), antivirus may fail to start with the errors (among others):
WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
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and
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'''WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!''' and '''clamd failed to start'''
clamd failed to start
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(the above text is part of a MUCH longer set of errors; despite what the Clam errors say, you DON'T necessarily have to update your whole ClamAV)
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The above text is part of a MUCH longer set of errors; despite what the Clam errors say, you DON'T necessarily have to update your whole ClamAV.
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ClamAV Virus definitions update automatically every 2h by default (zimbraVirusDefinitionsUpdateFrequency attribute).
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Zimbra updates the ClamAV engine to latest with every release of ZCS.
 
Zimbra updates the ClamAV engine to latest with every release of ZCS.
ClamAV Virus definitions update automatically every 2h by default (zimbraVirusDefinitionsUpdateFrequency attribute).
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Zimbra does not endorse this article but you can find directions here: [[ClamAV - Updating Version]]
 
Zimbra does not endorse this article but you can find directions here: [[ClamAV - Updating Version]]
  

Revision as of 17:16, 26 June 2008

Sometimes ClamAV will download a virus update, and the MD5 will be wrong. If it is, then ClamAV usually goes down, and the system suspends delivery. In which case it's time to refresh your defs.

Symptoms

You'll know this is the case if you go to the /var/log/zimbra.log and you see that ClamAV isn't running, postfix/qmgr errors out at 'delivery temporarily suspended', messages like 'malformed database' in /opt/zimbra/log/clamd.log, and by checking zmclamdctl status.

Other symptoms are, if you stop & restart Zimbra services (zmcontrol stop and zmcontrol start), antivirus may fail to start with the errors (among others):

WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED! and clamd failed to start

The above text is part of a MUCH longer set of errors; despite what the Clam errors say, you DON'T necessarily have to update your whole ClamAV.

ClamAV Virus definitions update automatically every 2h by default (zimbraVirusDefinitionsUpdateFrequency attribute).

Zimbra updates the ClamAV engine to latest with every release of ZCS.

Zimbra does not endorse this article but you can find directions here: ClamAV - Updating Version

Fix

To fix this, you can delete the defs and try again:

su - zimbra
mkdir /tmp/clamdb
mv /opt/zimbra/clamav/db/* /tmp/clamdb
zmprov ms `zmhostname` +zimbraServiceEnabled antivirus
/opt/zimbra/clamav/bin/freshclam --config-file=/opt/zimbra/conf/freshclam.conf 
zmantivirusctl stop
zmantivirusctl start

zmantivirusctl incorporates (or zmclamdctl/zmamavidsctl/zmmtaconfigctl)

ZCS 5.0.3+

In ZCS 5.0.3+ we moved to a data directory to keep separate from application data, replace the above with:

/opt/zimbra/data/clamav/db

Verify

Verify by running:

/opt/zimbra/clamav/bin/clamscan -d /opt/zimbra/data/clamav/db/
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