These are the release notes for Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux 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.
You may find that you can't 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.
View the product documentation at Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux.
The threat detection engine has been updated to 3.83.1.
June 2017Engine update
January 2017Engine update
|Threat detection engine||3.83.1||3.82.1||3.79.0||3.79.0||3.77.1||3.74.2||3.72.1||3.70.2||3.69.2||3.68.2||3.68.0||3.68.0||3.67.3|
The threat detection engine has been updated from 3.79.0 to 3.82.1.
This release contains improvements.
The threat detection engine has been updated to 3.68.2.
The threat detection engine has been updated to 3.68.0.
No resolved issues.
|LINUXEP-897||On some Japanese systems, characters in desktop alerts are corrupted.
On the Japanese version of RHEL, CentOS or Oracle Linux 7, desktop alerts may include corrupted characters. You should install the xorg-x11-fonts-misc fonts.
You can't install Sophos Anti-Virus in a location that is specified by a non-UTF-8 and non-ASCII path.
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:
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.
On the Japanese version of RHEL/CentOS/Oracle Linux 7, you must install the xorg-x11-fonts-misc fonts. This ensures that desktop messages are correctly displayed.
If you install Sophos Anti-Virus 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.
If you install Sophos Anti-Virus 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.
This is because scanning MIME files with Sophos Anti-Virus might prevent PureMessage from accessing files that contain viruses. By default, MIME scanning is disabled.
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