Bug 1477130 - Outdated clamav database
Summary: Outdated clamav database
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpmgrill
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ed Santiago
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 1477777
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Reported: 2017-08-01 10:05 UTC by Petr Pisar
Modified: 2018-11-30 22:09 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-11-30 22:09:52 UTC
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Description Petr Pisar 2017-08-01 10:05:17 UTC
On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 11:18 AM, Petr Pisar <ppisar@redhat.com> wrote in <qa-devel@lists.fedoraproject.org>:
> I received this test failure
> <https://taskotron.fedoraproject.org/artifacts/
> all/ad295f84-7690-11e7-a988-5254008e42f6/task_output/rpmgrill.json>:
> {
>          "module" : "VirusCheck",
>          "order" : 2,
>          "results" : [
>             {
>                "arch" : "src",
>                "code" : "ClamAV",
>                "context" : {
>                   "path" : "/libwbxml-0.11.5.tar.bz2"
>                },
>                "diag" : "ClamAV <b>Win.Trojan.Ramnit-5550</b> subtest
> triggered (ClamAV 0.99.2/21723/Mon Jun 13 13:53:00 2016)",
>                "subpackage" : "libwbxml"
>             }
>          ],
>          "run_time" : 9,
>          "status" : "completed"
>       },
> I checked it locally in Fedora 27 with the same result. The tarball
> contains
> win32/expat/libexpat.dll that triggers the antivirus.
> But look at the clamav database version (21723/Mon Jun 13 13:53:00 2016).
> It's
> more than a year old. After updating the database (you need to install
> clamav-update package and wait for a cronjob or run /usr/bin/freshclam as
> root
> manually), the hit went away. It's a false positive caused by Tasktron not
> updating the virus database.
> Please update the virus database regularly.
> -- Petr

Hi Petr,

thanks for the report. In the task, we just install rpmgrill and run it. If
rpmgrill reports outdated clamav results, it seems that's something that
should be fixed in rpmgrill itself (it could depend on clamav-update and
update the virus db before running the virus check). Can you please report
a bug against rpmgrill and post the link here? (We could do it ourselves
before running rpmgrill, but it seems cleaner to me if rpmgrill itself
performs this, because that's the tool responsible for running the virus
check - we're just a wrapper around it that schedules in on every koji
build. Furthermore, having it in rpmgrill will fix this for all users of
rpmgrill, regardless of execution). Thanks a lot.


Comment 2 Jan Kurik 2017-08-15 08:11:54 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 27 development cycle.
Changing version to '27'.

Comment 4 Ben Cotton 2018-11-27 14:38:44 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 27 is nearing its end of life.
On 2018-Nov-30  Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for
Fedora 27. It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases
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Comment 5 Petr Pisar 2018-11-27 15:00:18 UTC
I don't receive the out-dated ClamAV database errors from VirusCheck anymore.

Comment 6 Ben Cotton 2018-11-30 22:09:52 UTC
Fedora 27 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2018-11-30. Fedora 27 is
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