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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:11:29 -0500
From: Steven Morgan <>
Subject: Fwd: [Clamav-devel] ClamAV(R) blog: ClamAV 0.98.5 has been released!


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From: Joel Esler (jesler) <>
Date: Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 5:11 PM
Subject: [Clamav-devel] ClamAV® blog: ClamAV 0.98.5 has been released!
To: ClamAV Development <>, ClamAV users ML <>, "" <>

ClamAV 0.98.5 has been released!

Welcome to ClamAV 0.98.5! ClamAV 0.98.5 includes important new features
for collecting and analyzing file properties. Software developers and
analysts may collect file property meta data using the ClamAV API for
subsequent analysis by ClamAV bytecode programs. Using these features
will require that libjson-c is installed, but otherwise libjson-c is not

Look for our upcoming series of blog posts to learn more about using the
ClamAV API and bytecode facilities for collecting and analyzing file

ClamAV 0.98.5 also includes these new features and bug fixes:

• Support for the XDP file format and extracting, decoding, and scanning
PDF files within XDP files. Addition of shared library support for LLVM
versions 3.1 - 3.5 for the purpose of just-in-time(JIT) compilation of
ClamAV bytecode signatures. Andreas Cadhalpun submitted the patch
implementing this support.
• Enhancements to the clambc command line utility to assist ClamAV bytecode
signature authors by providing introspection into compiled bytecode
• Resolution of many of the warning messages from ClamAV compilation.
• Improved detection of malicious PE files.
• Security fix for ClamAV crash when using 'clamscan -a'. This issue was
identified by Kurt Siefried of Red Hat.
• Security fix for ClamAV crash when scanning maliciously crafted yoda's
crypter files. This issue, as well as several other bugs fixed in this
release, were identified by Damien Millescamp of Oppida.
• ClamAV 0.98.5 now works with OpenSSL in FIPS compliant mode. Thanks to
Reinhard Max for supplying the patch.
• Bug fixes and other feature enhancements. See Changelog or git log for

Thanks to the following ClamAV community members for code submissions
and bug reporting included in ClamAV 0.98.5:

Andreas Cadhalpun
Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
Damien Millescamp
Reinhard Max
Kurt Seifried

Please download the latest release of ClamAV from 0.98.5 from our download
Please submit your patches to our Bugzilla:

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