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Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX 9

For Recommended customers

About these release notes

These are the release notes for Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX Recommended versions, managed by Sophos Enterprise Console or standalone.

Some of the features mentioned in these release notes are only available on managed computers or if you have the appropriate license.

Note

You may find that you cannot yet download and use the latest version on the list below. This is because Sophos releases the software over a number of days, but publishes the release notes on the first day.

Version 9

Components

Sophos Anti-Virus

9.16.0

September 2019

9.15.1

November 2018

9.15.0

May 2017

9.14.1

December 2017

9.14.0

July 2017

Threat detection engine

3.77.1

3.74.2

3.72.1

3.69.2

3.69.2

Version 9.16.0

Updated Components

Version 9.15.1

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 9.15.0

Updated Components

  • The threat detection engine has been updated from 3.69.2 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 libexpat to 2.2.5.
  • We have updated OpenSSL to 1.0.2n.
  • We have updated Boost to 1.66.0.
  • We have updated Samba to 4.8.0.

Version 9.14.1 (AIX only)

Updated components

Version 9.14.0

New features

  • We have added SMBv2 support.
  • We have updated OpenSSL to 1.0.2k.
  • We have updated the product to use RMS 4.1.

Updated Components

  • The threat detection engine has been updated. For information about the changes to the threat detection engine, see the 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 boost to version 1.59.0.
  • We have updated SAMBA to 4.6.1.
  • We have updated libexpat to 2.2.1.
  • We have updated pycrypto to 2.6.1.

Resolved Issues

No resolved issues.

Known issues and limitations

Issue ID Description
-- Per-process memory limits on UNIX systems can restrict Sophos Anti-Virus from functioning correctly.

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 www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/118805.aspx.

DEF74349 Enterprise Console does not show that a file has been quarantined.

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.

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 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..

-- 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.</p><p>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.

PSALLOC=early

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.

Additional information

  • Installation in non-ASCII encoded locations

    You can't install Sophos Anti-Virus in a location that is specified by a non-ASCII path.

  • Japanese language support

    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.

Technical support

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