lyle at lcrcomputer.net
Sat Jun 11 20:04:40 UTC 2011
On 06/11/11 14:40, Paul Vixie wrote:
> today i noticed the following in my syslog:
> freshclam daemon 0.97 (OS: freebsd8.2, ARCH: amd64, CPU: amd64)
> ClamAV update process started at Sat Jun 11 19:38:55 2011
> WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
> WARNING: Local version: 0.97 Recommended version: 0.97.1
> DON'T PANIC! Read http://www.clamav.net/support/faq
> i think bind needs something like this, but maybe it's an information leak?
Clamav does this as part of it's virus defination updates. The clamav
team posts current version information in DNS for the virus definations
and program version. Clamav is saying I am not the most recent version.
It never tells anyone what version it is.
I don't think Bind has a real need to do frequent checks of some
database somewhere outside of its own domain<GRIN>!
I am not entirely comfortable with adding this kind of functionality to
BIND where it's not entirely necessary. Where in Clamav, it was just
another data set for something we are already checking frequently. Plus
Clamav is software for checking for viruses and that is a rapidly moving
target all the time.
LCR Computer Services, Inc.
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