October 25, 2016

ClamAV Version 0.97.2 Released

ClamAV Logo(LiveHacking.Com) – The ClamAV development team has released version 0.97.2 of its open source anti-virus. This update includes fixes for problems with the bytecode engine, Safebrowsing detection, hash matcher, and other minor issues.

ClamAV is an open source cross-platform anti-virus engine designed for detecting Trojans, viruses, malware and other malicious threats. ClamAV 0.97.2 is available to download for Linux and Unix distributions from the project’s web site.

The ClamAV team have also announced a new service called “Third Party web interface”. It will allow selected individuals/organizations to publish ClamAV Virus Databases (CVD) through the ClamAV mirror network.

ClamAV source code is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Multiple Vulnerabilities in ClamAV

Arkadiusz Miskiewicsz from ClamAV has reported about multiple vulnerabilities in ClamAV anti-virus.
These issues could be exploited by an attacker to cause denial-of-service conditions or potentially execute arbitrary code in the context of the application. All the versions prior to ClamAV 0.96.5 are vulnerable.


Security Update: HAVP Anti Virus Proxy

HAVP (HTTP Anti virus Proxy) has released a security update for its open source anti virus proxy. HAVP is a proxy with a ClamAV anti-virus scanner. It provides continuous, non-blocking downloads and smooth scanning of dynamic and password protected HTTP traffic.

HAVP anti-virus proxy operates in a parent and transparent proxy mode and It could be used with squid or standalone.


  • HTTP Anti virus proxy
  • Multiple scanner support at the same time
  • Scans complete incoming traffic
  • Non Blocking downloads
  • Smooth scanning of dynamic and password protected traffic
  • Can used with squid or other proxy
  • Parent proxy support
  • Transparent proxy support
  • Logfile
  • Process change to defined user and group
  • Daemon
  • Use Clamav (GPL antivirus)
  • Operating System: Linux
  • Written in C++
  • Released under GPL

Read more about HAVP here.