Fwd: [Clamav-announce] announcing ClamAV 0.97.2

Michael Scheidell michael.scheidell at secnap.com
Mon Jul 25 18:26:47 CEST 2011

heads up: mostly to those who had problems with clamav 0.97.1 hanging.

also, heads up on the (soon to be missing .UNOFFICIAL suffix on thrd 
party sigs.. in case you have amavisd-rules to treat these as spam and 

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[Clamav-announce] announcing ClamAV 0.97.2
Date: 	Mon, 25 Jul 2011 18:09:53 +0200
From: 	Luca Gibelli <luca at clamav.net>
Reply-To: 	<noreply at clamav.net>
To: 	ClamAV Announce <clamav-announce at lists.clamav.net>

Dear ClamAV users,

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.

Download : http://downloads.sourceforge.net/clamav/clamav-0.97.2.tar.gz
PGP sig  : http://downloads.sourceforge.net/clamav/clamav-0.97.2.tar.gz.sig
Bugfixes : http://www.clamav.net/release-info/bugs/0.97.2
ChangeLog: http://www.clamav.net/release-info/changelog/0.97.2

*** 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.

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

Luca Gibelli (luca _at_ clamav.net)       ClamAV, a GPL anti-virus toolkit
[Tel] +39 0187 1851862 [Fax] +39 0187 1852252 [IM] nervous/jabber.linux.it
PGP key id 5EFC5582 @ any key-server || http://www.clamav.net/gpg/luca.gpg

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