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CyberSoft News For August 2011
Why upgrade to VSTK-179?
 A new example script is added under $VSTK_HOME/example_scripts directory. The script (uad_vfind_noscan.sh) is an upgraded version of existing uad_vfind.sh. It's especially useful for excluding specific mount point(s) recursively from scanning. Unlike the existing uad_vfind.sh script, the new script uses _config_noscan.sh instead of _config.sh. This script is also helpful if existing scripts (excluder.pl, noscans.sh) do not properly work on your specific shell environment.
 The issue regarding the "truncated hostname (or nodename)" during the LICENSE checking procedure is fixed. Before this update, some Centos (and a few Redhat) users met a weird situation that their hostname (or nodename) on the error-log message is truncated (with truncated length) when they use a wrong VSTK LICENSE which has a wrong hostname (or nodename) in it.
 The routines for the "SCAN/FILE-SHA1" SVSP command in VFind/VFind-mt are upgraded. With this upgrade, the routines for the "SCAN/FILE-SHA1 command" can share the data with scan-engines. Accordingly, re-opening the file for calculating its SHA1-hash is not necessary, and VFind/VFind-mt can get better performance through reducing the number of file I/O.
 The bug on --vexit option with vfindc (vfind client) was fixed, and its patch version is 1.1.4 (VFC). Before this patch, (with --vexit option) vfindc always returns 1 regardless of the scanning result. It should return 0 if no virus detected, and return 23 if virus is detected.
 The "MakingPlatformLog" function to generate a platform.log file in $VSTK_HOME is newly added to the install.sh. Using the file, users/CyberSoft engineers can easily trace the binary compatibility issue based on the platform installed.
 The ability of UAD to detect file-types was increased. With this upgrade, new version of UAD can detect following two new file-types; - HDF-5 (Hierarchical Data Format-Version 5) and - HDF-4 (Hierarchical Data Format-Version 4)/HDF-EOS file-type
 New SVSP command (SCAN/FILE-SHA1) is added to vfindd/vfindd-mt (daemon) module. With this new SVSP command, a client program can get the SHA1-hash value of the file scanned, and it's especially useful if the client program needs to check the integrity of file(s) after scanning.
 The "mergingFlag" and its related statements in vdlupdate script was commented out, because the flag MAYBE nessary ONLY for few old HP/UX users. If the flag is necessary, users can open the commented statements any time.
 Two new example scripts were added to the example script directory. - boot_CIT.sh This script shows how user can detect changes in boot secter using CIT - cit_uad_report_vfind.sh This script shows how user can generate UAD's output as a separated file when CIT, UAD, and Vfind are running under SmartScan protocol.
 -d (--dup-check) option for VFIND/VFINDD generates a "segmentation fault" error. It occurs only on VSTK-178 version which newly includes the md5-engine. The problem was fixed through updating vfindlib related to the new md5_engine.