Bug 458521 - Be clamav (and other virus scanners) friendly
Be clamav (and other virus scanners) friendly
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: amavisd-new (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Steven Pritchard
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-08-09 07:37 EDT by Kim Bisgaard
Modified: 2009-07-14 10:40 EDT (History)
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Description Kim Bisgaard 2008-08-09 07:37:13 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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install clamav and amavisd-new
2. Add clamav user to amavis group
3. Scan some mails
Actual results:
Aug  8 14:52:47 jukebox amavis[25410]: (25410-12) (!!)ask_av (ClamAV-clamd) FAILED - unexpected result: /var/spool/amavisd/tmp/amavis-20080808T135109-25410/parts: lstat() failed. ERROR\n

Additional info:
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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