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ERROR: Malformed database - clamav

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  1. katmai

    katmai Well-Known Member

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    clamd[11883]: LibClamAV Error: cli_loaddbdir(): error loading database /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/share/clamav/securitein

    clamd[11883]: ERROR: Malformed database

    systemd[1]: clamd.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1

    hey guys
    i am getting this on one centos7 box since about 24 hours now.

    i removed the db files and redownloaded them with freshclam but the thing is still ongoing.
    i also did an upcp --force but that didn't do anything either

    anyone can give me any pointers?
     
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  2. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 Well-Known Member

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    Seeing this here as well. Cent 6.7
     
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    Turns out that warning was from a specific file being outdated.
    Code:
    rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/share/clamav/securiteinfo*.hdb
    
    should fix this

    Code:
    more securiteinfooffice.hdb.bak
    
    shows:
    Code:
    clamav.securiteinfo.com/securiteinfooffice.hdb has been removed
    
    New up-to-date signatures are available for download
    
    Please see the following link for more information :
    
    [URL='https://www.securiteinfo.com/services/improve-detection-rate-of-zero-day-malwares-for-clamav.shtml']Add 1.000.000 signatures to Clamav antivirus[/URL]
    
    same with honeynet.hdb, you'll have to remove that as well.
    Seems someone got tired of providing free virus definitions and decided to break everything for everyone
     
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  4. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    Were these databases added manually at some point in time? They do not exist on any of my test servers.

    Thank you.
     
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    honeynet.hdb doesn't in my personal server, but on another one it did
    securiteinfo did on both. Oddly enough, it was just affecting one server this way
    Needless to say, removing these didn't harm the install at all. In fact, just the opposite, that got it working again.
     
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