Problem with internal logger CLAMAV

itmonitor

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Hi!

I have a cron job that runs clamav once a day. Everyday I receive the email report pasted below. I tried with my hosting provider, they tried their best but did not resolved the issue. Please, any advice is welcome! :)

rgs

IM

/etc/cron.daily/freshclam:

ERROR: Problem with internal logger (UpdateLogFile = /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log).
ERROR: Can't open /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log in append mode (check permissions!).
/etc/cron.daily/manual_clamscan:

LibClamAV Warning: cli_tnef: file truncated, returning CLEAN
LibClamAV Warning: cli_tnef: file truncated, returning CLEAN
LibClamAV Warning: cli_tnef: file truncated, returning CLEAN
 

24x7serversecurity

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Hi :),

As per the logs, ERROR: Can't open /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log in append mode (check permissions!).
check the permissions of log file: /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log
it should be like below:

-rw-r----- 1 clamav clamav 4259 Sep 9 03:16 freshclam.log
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Note you can use the "stat" command if you want to see a numerical output for the file permissions. EX:

Code:
stat /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log
Thank you.
 

itmonitor

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Many thanks Michael! :)

There is another issue, related to the CLAMAV scan results, but I am posting another thread. Please, you can mark this thread as solved.