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03rd May 2010

Clam Av services in MicroWorld's eScan / MailScan / WebScan for Linux products does not starts or stops with below error message in the logs:
ERROR: Malformed database in /var/MicroWorld/var/log/mwcavd.log 
and status of mwcav shows as mwcavd dead but subsys locked. 
To check the status of mwcav, run the below command from the terminal
# /etc/init.d/mwcav status

Clam AV is an Open source AV engine which has been integrated in Microworld's products for Linux distribution. This acts as a secondary AV engine running concurrently with MicroWorld's AV engine, having its own AV database. Though, when Clam AV stops, it does not affect in the overall functioning of the MicroWorld's product.

Users can resolve this issue by upgrading to the latest version of eScan / Mailscan / Webscan. For latest version write to us at or with the below details:

  1. Product Name (eScan (Desktop or File Servers) / MailScan / WebScan),
  2. Linux Distribution name and release version (32 bit or 64 bit),
  3. Linux kernel version.

01st April 2010

A Hotfix has been released to resolve the Remote Command Execution Vulnerability reported in prior version 4.1.x of MWADMIN package. For more information click here.

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