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Offline update of ClamAV Virus Database

Product: Stratusphere FIT/UX

Product Version: All

Expires on: 365 days from publish date

Updated: April 4, 2019

 

Problem:

Need to update ClamAV Virus Database on a Stratusphere Appliance without internet access.

Possible resolution:

Download current Virus Database files (3 cvd files) from:
https://www.clamav.net/downloads
Direct links:
http://database.clamav.net/main.cvd
http://database.clamav.net/daily.cvd
http://database.clamav.net/bytecode.cvd

As friend user, WinSCP the files to /home/friend/ on the Stratusphere appliance.

SSH/putty into the appliance as friend, change to root user:
su -
(enter sspassword for the root password)

Check version:
freshclam -V

Move database files in and set ownership (hit Y to accept overwrite):
mv /home/friend/*cvd /var/lib/clamav
chown -R clam:clam /var/lib/clamav
chown -R clam:clam /var/log/clamav

Check version again:
freshclam -V

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