Tuesday, October 30, 2018

ClamAV 0.101.0 beta has been posted!

Welcome to the ClamAV 0.101.0 beta!

Important notes about this release:

  • Changes to the libclamav API:
    • Those who build applications around our shared library will need to change how they declare and pass scanning options to libclamav. Please take a look at the change to our example code for details. 
    • Many of the scanning option #defines have changed. These can be found in our clamav.h header.
    • The libclamav version number has changed.
  • Some of the clamd config and clamscan command line option names have changed. The original versions will still work for a time, but eventually they will be deprecated. These options in question are detailed in the NEWS document.
  • A new sub-signature type called "Byte Compare". Byte Compare sub-signatures can be used to evaluate a numeric value at a given offset from the start of another (matched) sub-signature within the same logical signature. That numerical value may be interpreted from signed ascii decimal, unsigned ascii hex, or unsigned binary data relative to a match offset. Your participation in testing this feature during our beta period will be greatly appreciated. For details, see the signature writing documentation.
  • Changes to our documentation. Documentation is now in Markdown and should be easier to navigate and easier to contribute to.
  • Support for extraction/scanning of RAR v5.x archives.

For additional details on changes in 0.101, please read the notes in our NEWS document.

Thank you in advance for participating in the ClamAV 0.101 beta! Bugs should be brought to our attention via the clamav-devel mailing list or via bugzilla.

You may download the ClamAV 0.101.0 beta at the usual location on ClamAV.net.