Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 458521
Be clamav (and other virus scanners) friendly
Last modified: 2009-07-14 10:40:48 EDT
Description of problem:
Clamd cannot read the files it is asked to scan, if it is run as the user clamav, even though it is a member of the amavis group
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install clamav and amavisd-new
2. Add clamav user to amavis group
3. Scan some mails
Aug 8 14:52:47 jukebox amavis: (25410-12) (!!)ask_av (ClamAV-clamd) FAILED - unexpected result: /var/spool/amavisd/tmp/amavis-20080808T135109-25410/parts: lstat() failed. ERROR\n
The two directories /var/spool/amavisd /var/spool/amavisd/tmp needs to be group readable/executable (workaround: chmod g+rx /var/spool/amavisd /var/spool/amavisd/tmp)
It is possible to run clamav as amavisd user but then you do not get the security of using different users (and you need to change some other dirs. to be owned by amavis user).
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