This section lists new features and updates included in the last four monthly releases of Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX 7.
To view the list of issues fixed in these releases, see Fixed and known issues.
This section lists issues fixed in the last four monthly releases of Sophos Anti-Virus and the known issues in this release.
|-||Per-process memory limits on UNIX systems can restrict Sophos Anti-Virus from
On IBM AIX systems, Sophos Anti-Virus requires more memory than the default "Maximum Data Segment" size limit. For information on how to increase this limit, see http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/118805.aspx.
|DEF82357||If you run savscan on the current directory by
and the directory contains a threat, and the threat file is not readable by any of the current user's groups or the sophosav user or group, savscan detects the threat but fails to determine the path of the file and displays the following error message:
Failed to canonify path: <filename> as no cwd available.
If the command-line option -remove is used with savscan, removal of the threat does work. You can workaround this issue by specifying the full path of the current directory instead, when you run savscan.
|DEF74324||On HP-UX, if you try to get help on the uninstall command, for
example by typing:
Sophos Anti-Virus is partially uninstalled. To workaround this issue and uninstall Sophos Anti-Virus:
|DEF74339||If you install Sophos Anti-Virus on a virtual machine for the first time, and you use Sophos Enterprise Console to schedule a scan on that machine, the scan runs twice. Subsequent scans run only once as normal.|
|DEF74349||On a Sophos Anti-Virus installation that is managed by Sophos Enterprise Console, if an on-demand scan quarantines a file, savlog shows that the file has been quarantined, but in Enterprise Console, "action taken" is blank.|
|DEF52913||On AIX, the output from savscan is in English, regardless of the system language.|
|WKI42035||If you install a managed installation of Sophos Anti-Virus on an AIX or HP-UX workstation, and in Sophos Enterprise Console you move the workstation from the "Unassigned" group to another group, the "Anti-virus and HIPS policy" column in the computer list might display "Differs from policy". To work around this, in Enterprise Console, right-click the workstation, point to "Comply with", and then click "Group anti-virus and HIPS Policy".|
|DEF38027||During installation or upgrade, if you make typographical errors when prompted for information, and correct these, control characters might be stored as part of your input. This could cause a problem, especially with updating. For more information, go to www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/58693.aspx.|
|DEF29605||On a computer running Solaris version 10 with a Japanese locale, if you try to install Sophos Anti-Virus from a central installation directory and you enter an installation location using Japanese text, the installation fails with the message "svccfg: Syntax error".|
|DEF23317||If you install Sophos Anti-Virus on a computer that has Sophos Anti-Virus version 4 and a third-party product that uses SAV Interface installed, you might have to configure Sophos Anti-Virus to use the correct location for the Sophos Anti-Virus libraries and threat data. For information, go to www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/50230.aspx.|
|DEF20663||If a workstation is shut down uncleanly, and Sophos Enterprise Console has issued policy changes, the changes are not applied to the workstation when it restarts.|
|-||Sophos Anti-Virus on AIX and SAV Interface on AIX.
On AIX, it is possible for the memory allocation functions to return memory addresses that don't exist, usually when the computer is running low on memory. If these memory addresses are subsequently accessed, the computer may terminate the application.
Sophos recommends setting the PSALLOC environment variable to the value "early", before running Sophos Anti-Virus on AIX or SAV Interface applications on AIX, i.e.
Setting PSALLOC to "early" causes the memory allocation functions to only allocate memory that exists. This may cause your computer to run slower, because further checks are carried out on memory as it is allocated.
Some descriptions include the relevant identifier in brackets. You can use this if you need to contact Sophos technical support.
Sophos Anti-Virus for Solaris and HP-UX is supported by Enterprise Console version 3.1 or later.
Sophos Anti-Virus for AIX is supported by Enterprise Console 4.
You can't install Sophos Anti-Virus in a location that is specified by a non-ASCII path.
Sophos Anti-Virus 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.
You can find technical support for Sophos products in any of these ways:
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