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===The Actual Update Instructions===
===Update Instructions===
* Copy this tar file to your existing ZCS server.
* Download the file from of the previous links
cd /opt/zimbra
scp ''user''@''server'':/tmp/clamav-0.98.4.tgz.
* Untar the file.
* Untar the file.
  tar xzf clamav-0.98.4.tgz
  tar xzvf clamav-0.98.4.tar.gz
* Stop ZCS services.
* Stop ZCS services.
  zmcontrol stop
  zmcontrol stop

Revision as of 00:04, 24 October 2016

ClamAV - Updating clamd for releases earlier than ZCS 8.0.6

   KB 23065        Last updated on 2016-10-24  

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For those using ZCS 8.0.6 and prior, come 22 October 2016 anti-virus definitions will no longer update AND your ClamAV instance will stop working entirely.

Preventative methods

  • Update ZCS to a newer version.
  • Update just the ClamAV component.

Past EOL ?

Turn off ClamAV from your Admin Console

Go to Server > Services 'as/av' tab > uncheck av.


Run the next commands as zimbra user (The minus sign is important, or you'll leave nothing but av running.):

zmprov ms `zmhostname` -zimbraServiceEnabled Antivirus. 
zmamavisdctl reload

(This may leave you more vulnerable of course.)

Manual ClamAV component upgrade:

Zimbra includes ClamAV 0.98.4 as of ZCS 8.0.7+. The clamav-0.95.1 directory from an installed ZCS 8.0.7 or later installation can be copied directly to an earlier ZCS 8.0/7.2.x server. To upgrade ClamAV, perform the following steps:


Other methods to obtain

  • Install a new server with a later release of ZCS or use the above links. The Free Open-Source release of ZCS is available at http://www.zimbra.com/downloads/os-downloads.html. This document was tested with 8.5.1 (8.0.9 for Ubuntu 10), but any release starting with 8.0.7 or later will work.
  • After the installation is complete, tar up clamav-0.95.1 on the new server:
cd /opt/zimbra
tar cf /tmp/clamav-0.98.4.tar clamav-0.98.4

Update Instructions

  • Download the file from of the previous links
  • Untar the file.
tar xzvf clamav-0.98.4.tar.gz
  • Stop ZCS services.
zmcontrol stop
  • Change the symbolic link
rm clamav
ln -s clamav-0.98.4 clamav
ls -l clamav

The output line will look similar to:

lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 25 Apr  9 15:39 clamav -> /opt/zimbra/clamav-0.98.4
  • Start services.
zmcontrol start


You can confirm that the new version of ClamAV is running by checking /opt/zimbra/log/clamd.log. The most recent startup in the log should look similar to:

Sat Oct 22 18:42:31 2016 -> +++ Started at Sat Oct 22 18:42:31 2016
Sat Oct 22 18:42:31 2016 -> clamd daemon 0.98.4 (OS: linux-gnu, ARCH: x86_64, CPU: x86_64)

Test send-receive of mail.

With ClamAV 0.98 in place, updates should continue uninterrupted after October 22, 2016, and your system will remain protected.

This procedure was tested using ZCS 8.5.1 (and ZCS 8.0.9 for Ubuntu 10).

Verified Against: ZCS 8.0.9 & 8.5.1 Date Created: 10/22/2016
Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=ClamAV_-_Updating_clamd_for_releases_earlier_than_ZCS_8.0.6 Date Modified: 2016-10-24

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