Debian Security Advisory

DLA-437-1 clamav -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Feb 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 813894.
More information:

Upstream published version 0.99. This update updates sqeeze-lts to the latest upstream release in line with the approach used for other Debian releases.

The changes are not strictly required for operation, but users of the previous version in Squeeze may not be able to make use of all current virus signatures and might get warnings.

Due to a change in soname included with this release, libclamav has been updated to libclamav7. This requires updates to external users of libclamav. For python-clamav, klamav, and libclamunrar, these changes are, or will be shortly, available.

Unfortunately, for dansguardian, it was released for squeeze with latent issues that preclude rebuilding the package. If you are using dansguardian, do not attempt to upgrade to the new clamav.

Otherwise, if you use clamav, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to this version.