These are the release notes for Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX Preview 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 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.
|Threat detection engine||3.79.0||3.77.1||3.74.2||3.72.1||3.69.2||3.69.2|
No resolved issues.
|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 knowledge base article 118805.|
|DEF74349||Sophos 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 Sophos 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 knowledge base article 58693.|
|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 knowledge base article 50230.|
|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.
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.
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