Package Space Applications – clamav

Overview

clamav is an open source antivirus engine designed for detecting Trojans, viruses, malware and other malicious threats. It is also used by PeopleSoft as part of their squidclamav implementation.

Installation

If you have not already done so, install the its-release package that grants access to ITS’s yum repository.

Then install as follows:

        % sudo yum install clamav-unc

Files are installed in /opt/unc.

or

        % sudo yum install clamav-psoft-local

Files are installed in /psoft/local.

User Configuration

Follow these instructions to setup the package:

   % sudo groupadd clamav
   % sudo useradd -g clamav -s /bin/false -c "Clam AntiVirus" clamav
   % sudo chown clamav:clamav /opt/clamav/share/clamav

Edit the  configuration files as needed:

/opt/clamav/etc/clamd.conf

/opt/clamav/etc/freshclam.conf

Finally, create the clamav virus database:

   % sudo /opt/clamav/bin/freshclam

Versions

  1. The latest clamav-unc version available is 0.99.2 Vendor release date: 5/3/2016.
  2. The latest clamav-psoft version available is 0.99. Vendor release date: 12/1/2015.

Useful Links

Notes

This package can be managed using the lpm command, e.g.

% lpm load clamav

will set both the PATH and MANPATH environment variables so that the clamav binaries and manpage can be accessed.