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About these release notes

These are the release notes for Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux 10 for 64-bit computers managed by Sophos Central.

Version 10

Components

Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux

10.4.1

November 2018

10.4.0

May 2018

10.3.2

January 2018

10.3.0

July 2017

10.2.0

VE 3.68.2

June 2017

10.2.0

April 2017

10.1.1

January 2017

10.0.1

VE 3.67.0

November 2016

10.0.1

September 2016

10.0.0

June 2016

Threat detection engine

3.74.2

3.72.1

3.70.2

3.69.2

3.68.2

3.68.0

3.68.0

3.67.0

3.65.2

3.64.0

Version 10.4.1

The product is now called "Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux" rather than "Sophos Linux Security" as in previous versions.

Updated components

  • The threat detection engine has been updated from 3.72.1 to 3.74.2. For information about the changes to the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.
  • We have updated Python to version 2.7.15.
  • We have updated OpenSSL to 1.0.2p.

Version 10.4.0

Updated components

  • The threat detection engine has been updated from 3.70.2 to 3.72.1. For information about the changes to the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.
  • We have updated curl to version 7.59.0.
  • We have updated Python to version 2.7.14.
  • We have updated Boost to version 1.66.0.
  • We have updated libexpat to 2.2.5.
  • We have updated Samba to 4.8.0.
  • We have updated OpenSSL to 1.0.2n.

Version 10.3.2

New features

You can now update from Windows Update caches

Updated Components

  • The threat detection engine has been updated from 3.69.2 to 3.70.2. For information about the changes to the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.
  • We have updated curl to version 7.56.0 .
  • We have updated python to version 2.7.13.
  • We have updated boost to version 1.65.1.
  • We have updated libexpat to 2.2.3.
  • We have updated OpenSSL to 1.0.2m.

Version 10.3.0

New Features

We have added support for SUL/Safeside updating.

Updated Components

  • The threat detection engine has been updated from 3.68.2 to 3.69.2. For information about the changes to the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.
  • We have updated curl to version 7.54.0.
  • We have updated zlib to version 1.2.11.
  • We have updated python-cryptography to version 1.8.1.
  • We have updated TALPA to version 1.23.1.
  • We have updated boost to version 1.59.0.
  • We have updated libexpat to 2.2.1.
  • We have updated pycrypto to 2.6.1.

Version 10.2.0 VE 3.68.2

Updated Components

The threat detection engine has been updated from 3.68.0 to 3.68.2. For information about the changes to the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.

Version 10.2.0

New Features

We have added Heartbeat on Linux (available from 10.2.0 onwards).

We have updated Curl to 7.52.1.

We have updated OpenSSL to 1.0.2k.

We have updated pycrypto to 2.6.1.

Version 10.1.1

New Features

We have added support for Delayed and Paused Updating.

We have updated OpenSSL to 1.0.2j.

We have updated libexpat to 2.2.0.

We have made improvements to namespace and container handling.

Updated Components

The threat detection engine has been updated to 3.68.0. For information about the changes to the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.

Resolved Issues

Issue ID

Description

LINUXEP-3194

Talpa does not compile on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed with Kernel version 4.7.2.

LINUXEP-3215

Talpa reports errors when bind mounting a single file.

Version 10.0.1 VE 3.67.0

Updated Components

The threat detection engine has been updated from 3.65.2 to 3.67.0. For information about the changes to the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.

Version 10.0.1

New Features

  • We have updated Python to 2.7.12.
  • We have updated Curl to 7.49.1.

Resolved Issues

Issue ID

Description

LINUXEP-2442

Diagnose updated to include resolv.conf and hosts file.

LINUXEP-2703

Improvements to sophosmgmtd to handle unknown policies.

Version 10.0

New Features

Malicious Traffic Detection (MTD) detects and reports outbound malicious traffic for Linux servers. It also sends a sample of the detected malicious traffic to SophosLabs for analysis.

MTD is also available to protect Windows Servers.

We have also updated the readme files to include licenses for third party software.

Resolved Issues

No resolved issues. Go to "Known issues and limitations" to see details of current issues.

Known issues and limitations

Issue ID Description
LINUXEP-897 On some Japanese systems, characters in desktop alerts are corrupted.

On the Japanese version of RHEL/CentOS/Oracle Linux 7, desktop alerts may include corrupted characters. You should install the xorg-x11-fonts-misc fonts.

WKI67300 On Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 or version 5 64-bit, desktop pop-up alerts are not displayed.

To fix this problem, install the latest libXpm from the appropriate package on the Red Hat installation DVD.

This package is needed by desktop pop-up alerts but is not installed by default by Red Hat.

Additional information

  • Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux 10 and PureMessage for UNIX

    If you install Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux 10 on a mail server that is running Sophos PureMessage for UNIX, you must make sure that scanning of MIME files is disabled in Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux 10. This is because scanning MIME files with Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux 10 might prevent PureMessage from accessing files that contain viruses. By default, MIME scanning is disabled.

  • Installation on computers using non-UTF-8 and non-ASCII encoding

    On a computer that is using non-UTF-8 and non-ASCII encoding, to install from the deployment package that is created by mkinstpkg.sh, run the installation script as follows:

    LANG=C ./sophos-av/install.sh
  • Japanese language support

    Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux 10 can be installed on computers that are using ja_JP.eucJP and ja_JP.UTF8. Installation on computers with ja_JP.sjis locale (Japanese with Shift-JIS encoding) is not supported.

  • Sophos Remote Management System doesn't start if Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux 10 has been installed from NFS filesystem

    If you install Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux 10 from an NFS filesystem, Sophos Remote Management System won't start. To work around this, use an alternative installation source instead, for example a Samba share.

Technical support

You can find technical support for Sophos products in any of these ways:

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