This document contains the release notes for Symantec Scan Engine 5.2 in-line releases. For Symantec Protection Engine 7.x (SPE7.x), find the links at the bottom of this document.
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.14
Symptom: The word Antivirus is denoted as 'AntiVirus' in Configuration-Protocol-RPC.
Symptom: Java CLS: Clobber option gives an error unless immediately followed by the -b or "verbose" option
Symptom: Java CLS: "server" wrongly spelt as "serever" and missing colon in the Java CLS help
Symptom: Email with Encrypted container, when scanned with "Delete encrypted containers" unchecked shows improper notification in MIME
Symptom: LU not performed based on the LU basetime in liveupdate.xml as described in Impl Guide pp.225, "Changing the LiveUpdate base time"
Symptom: After upgrade to 5.2.8 the Upgrade_v184.108.40.206 folder contains improper text in versions file
Symptom: ssecls.exe should have the option to display its version
Symptom: Enhancement Request for when SSE runs out of disk space while writing to temp
Symptom: SSE5.2.10 fails in LiveUpdate if the locale is ja_JP
Symptom: Any file with the string "%PDF-" in the first 1024 bytes will trigger a 'malformed container' scan error
Symptom: SSE 5.2.14 should provide support for JRE 1.7
Symptom: SSE 5.1 scanners are randomly restarting/crashing
Symptom: HTML Post data triggered Malformed Container verdict
Symptom: Handle "ID_MALFORMITY_EXTENSION_MISMATCH" malformity in SSE
Solution: Fixed (SSE5.2.14, SPE7.0.0, and SPE7.0.1 only. With SPE7.0.2 this feature was disabled based on the customer requests).
Symptom: "Change Password" link on Home Page is Not Required on SSE UI, when using AD Authentication Mode
Symptom: Upgrading form 5.2.13 does not show options for upgrade type
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.13
Symptom: Files above FileSizeScanThreshold are being copied locally, forcing an abort timeout on the Filer.
Symptom: High memory usage by the Linux Rapid Release script for Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.
Symptom: Issue with getting the correct items by ScanResultGetProblem API when including CR+LF control character in the file name.
Symptom: The extra OPTIONS request is getting executed every time while scanning a file with SSE.
Symptom: The Command Line Scanner will report infected file deleted, even when it fails to delete the infected file.
Symptom: Enhancement - Decomposer and Generic errors/events should be forwarded to SSIM.
Symptom: Enhancement - JRE 5.0 installer is removed from the ISO package (End of support)
Symptom: The "log bind address" field does not apply to SNMP traps.
Symptom: Enhancement - category3 "FileSizeScanThreshold" parameter is moved to category2.
Solution: Fixed. The value /filtering/FileAttribute/FileSizeScanThreshold is in the filtering.xml file.
Symptom: Enhancement - category3 "FilerPerformanceThreshold" parameter is moved to category2.
Symptom: Java Command Line Scanner (CLS) produces an error when scanning large files (~1GB) and Scan Engine is installed on RHEL 5.6.
Symptom: The 64-bit SSE C command line scanner for Linux causes "double free or corruption (!prev)" error.
Symptom: Typo in the symcscan.mib file.
Symptom: ScanClientStreamStart API has a memory leak.
Symptom: All SSE Binaries including (exe, dll and jar) that goes into the ISO/ZIP package needs to be signed.
Symptom: Graceful shutdown always fails after SSE build 5.2.10.
Symptom: Scan Engine hangs when 1,000 messages/second are send to SSE.
Symptom: Java API is modifing the filepath to scan if the path has a path structure different than that of the local OS.
Symptom: Sometimes SSE 5.2.11 cannot detect the Eicar test virus.
Symptom: Java LogFileConverter's log code mapping system is not fully updated.
Symptom: Enhancement - Latest ssecls.exe in 5.2.13.x package as well as in the Installer.
Symptom: Enhancement - Include Latest ssecls.jar in 5.2.13.x package as well as in the Installer.
Symptom: Sometimes client IP address field and the field before it are missing in a log file.
Symptom: Integrate AD Authentication feature to SSE 5.2.13
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.11
Symptom: SSE logon account is not passed on during an upgrade, during an upgrade the SSE logon account gets set back to Local System.
Symptom: Scanning a file that contains a vertical bar in its filename produces garbled log.
Symptom: Scan Engine runs into issues while scanning web pages that contain a pipe character.
Symptom: Command Line Scanner, ssecls.exe, on Windows reports scan error when the filepath contains double byte characters.
Symptom: When installing Scan Engine on Solaris, SSE changes the current group for all directories under /opt/Symantec/.
Symptom: Scan Engine crashes when scanning a specific email containing the wrong field format.
Symptom: Scan Engine crashes in ICAP mode on Linux, when SSE processes multiple scan requests for PDF files containing attachments.
Symptom: CPU reaches 100% when scanning a specific Macintosh PPT file, which leads to SSE crashing.
Symptom: A foreign character/double byte character in a log entry causes the log file Export feature in the Scan Engine GUI to fail.
Symptom: DELETE0.txt is not getting created in single part mime when policy violation is of type "Delete By file name/file size".
Symptom: Eicar.txt is not getting replaced with DELETE0.txt in case of SINGLE PART MIME.
Symptom: No heading white spaces/tabs before "format" and "charset" lines shows garbled notification.
Symptom: "Insert notification in empty body of MIME containers feature" should give a facility to specify the character set of newly created body section.
Symptom: SSE should provide a notification text for MIME container when cleaned/repaired by SSE.
Solution: Added category-3 parameter EmptyBodyMIMEStandardHandling. If value is true, SSE works in legacy way by creating Custom body if false, enhanced handling of mime containers takes place.
Symptom: A virus file when deleted by SSE should get replaced by a DELETEDX.txt file along with notificaton text inside.
Symptom: "DELETEDX.txt" replacement files created inside MIME containers should have Content type "text/plain.
Symptom: "Content-type" field values are incorrect when CSAPI replaces infected file with DeletedX.txt replacement file.
Symptom: The .dat files, located in /opt/SYMCScan/log, has the number of columns and number of corresponding titles not match.
Symptom: MaxExtractSize parameter.
User Interface: A tool tip specifying that tar, rar and zip container can be extracted upto 30719 MB and 1907 MB for other container types.
Symptom: Power Point file causes Decomposer 17 Error when scanned by Scan Engine 5.2.8.
- Avoid LogFileConverter error without UseUTF8Names enabled in category3.xml
- Retain the current setting of setup-iu during an upgrade. If shadow IU is enabled, leave it enabled during an upgrade.
- Allign MaxExtractSize with the actual CSAPI limit.
- Support for scanning of Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) files.
- Native 64-bit C++ SDK on Windows 2008 R2
- Native 32-bit and 64 bit C++ SDK on Solaris 10 x86
- AMD Opteron hardware support
- Greater than 2 GB files support (Note: Only for tar, rar, and zip container types. Top-level tar, rar, and zip containers can be extracted up to 30719 MB, if each of the contained files is less than or equal to 1907MB. For all other containers/files, the limit stays 1907MB as before.)
- Support for new files types (zipx, mms and 7z)
New Platform Support added to 5.2.11:
- Windows 2008 R2 SP1
- Windows 2008 SP2 (32 bit and 64 bit)
- RHEL 5.5 (32-bit and 64 bit)
- RHEL 6.0 (32-bit and 64 bit)
New Compilers for C++ SDK:
- gcc 4.1.2 (RHEL 5.5 64.bit/RHEL 6.0 64-bit/SUSE 11 64-bit)
- gcc 3.4.3 (Solaris 10 x86 32-bit/Solaris 10 x86 64-bit)
Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0 (VC++):
- Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit)
- Windows 2008 (64-bit)
Symantec Scan Engine 220.127.116.11
Symptom: SNMP traps "agent-addr" is always reported as 255.255.255.255 instead of correct agent IP address.
Symptom: Customer reporting frequent ERROR_INPUT_STREAM_OPEN errors when using our API with Scan Engine.
Enhancements: Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.10 has improved on the URL filtering content that will be available. 5.2.10 will have an additional URL filtering category, CAIC, which will contain URLs for Child Abuse Image Content.
Notes: Starting with SSE 5.2.10, the DDR feature will no longer be available in Scan Engine.
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.8
Symptom: SSE in RPC mode will crash if there are 6 or more IP addresses in the RPC client list.
Symptom: Cannot Add Local Categories when using Java 6 with SSE 5.2.5
Symptom: SSE5.2.5 cannot retain the UpdateMailBody value when upgraded from SAVSE4.3.x
Symptom: A specific sample triggers malformed container error
Symptom: Scan Engine Daemon issue: Unable to create dump file in root folder (/) when SSE is run under non-root user.
Solution: Fixed. Introduced an environment variable SSE_CRASH_LOG_DIR to accept directory location for creation of dump file.
Symptom: Scan engine does not process any request even if bombarded with 20 threads.
Support on new platforms:
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.8 is now supported on the following Linux platforms in addition to the existing ones:
- SuSE Enterprise Linux 11 (32-bit)
- SuSE Enterprise Linux 11 (64-bit).
- Scan Engine now retains only one backup copy of definitions to be maintained for rollback. Previously, two backup copies were maintained.
- Scan Engine now integrates Java LiveUpdate version 3.6.
- Scan Engine now permits configuration of its associated Java Virtual Machine via an external file.
- Scan Engine now checks for any hung or stuck JavaLiveUpdate processes during startup.
- Scan Engine now has a hidden parameter that allows users to configure what characters are used for the "Insert notification in empty body of MIME containers feature".
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.7
Symptom: During URL ICAP filtering, unexpected behavior is seen while parsing URL/Host field.
Symptom: DBCS file names are not correctly logged when file scanning is bypassed by FileSizeScanThreshold parameter.
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.6
Symptom: Notification message cannot be inserted while scanning a virus-attached email that doesn't contain a message body.
Symptom: The entire LZH container file is removed as an infected file even if it contains virus file and normal clean files inside.
Symptom: The line feed code in deleted*.txt file is defined in LF, not CR+LF.
Symptom: Symantec Scan Engine crashes while querying file information for a file on the NetApp Filer that has a Modified Date earlier than 1970.
Symptom: Notification message cannot be inserted if Symantec Scan Engine is not installed in "root".
Symptom: Symantec Scan Engine 5.2 fails to apply any settings modified through the GUI when it runs as a non-root user on Linux.
Symptom: Symantec Scan Engine 5.2/5.1 fails to install when the installing user account contains "!" in its name.
Symptom: Extra "**N" string is inserted in the last part of deleted*.txt file.
Symptom: Symantec Scan Engine should enable PDF engine by default.
Symptom: The exclusion feature on the Command Line Scanner interprets any text to the right of the first '.' character as the extension, instead of searching for the last '.' character in the filename.
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.5
Symptom: Notification message gets garbled for a Japanese email with infected ZIP container.
Symptom: Symantec Scan Engine support for ZIP with Unicode file names.
Symptom: Symantec Scan Engine support for WinZip's Enhanced Deflate compression algorithm.
Symptom: Certain .zip files cause Decomposer Error 40 when scanned with Symantec Scan Engine.
Symptom: Need Boolean configuration control variable to suppress the “Unknown Algorithm” errors to WARNING level.
Symptom: Symantec Scan Engine crashes on a specific message with RAR.
- Added Symantec Scan Engine support for JRE 1.6 family.
- Added Symantec Scan Engine support for SUSE Linux 10 (64-bit, English).
- Added Java Command Line scanner as a part of Symantec Scan Engine installable.
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.4
Symptom: When in RPC mode, Symantec Scan Engine fails to delete the .tmp files that are created in the Temp directory for files that cause container limit violations.
Symptom: When in RPC mode, Symantec Scan Engine terminates the original scan request from the NetApp Filer if the scanned file is large and has a long file path.
Symptom: When using FILEMOD request, Symantec Scan Engine fails to delete the infected files that have file path longer than 255 bytes.
Support on New Platforms:
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.4 is now supported on the following Windows Operating Systems in addition to the existing ones.
- Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)
- Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)
- Windows Server 2003 (64-bit)
Note: Symantec Scan Engine runs as a 32-bit process on 64-bit platforms.
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.3
Symptom: The symcscan process consumes all CPU resources even without any processing.
Symptom: Symantec Scan Engine 5.2 has high CPU usage on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 4 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 even when it is not scanning any files.
Symptom: Symantec Scan Engine corrupts the notification message inside the email due to DBCS (Japanese, Turkish, German, etc.) file name.
Symptom: Enhancement requested for providing a signed .NET dll (symcsmsnetapi.dll) in the SDK.
Solution: The .NET SDK library is now digitally signed.
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.2
Symptom: Enhancement request to change the backlog size.
Symptom: Symantec Scan Engine requests an incorrect path from the Filer when the path contains a filename with a double byte character "Ş".
Symptom: Enhancement request for a feature to insert custom alert message into original mail.
Solution: A category-3 parameter is introduced to get location of file containing customized notification message.
Symptom: Configure the location of alert message in Symantec Scan Engine so that it shows up at the top of the email.
Solution: A Boolean parameter "NotificationTextAtTop" is introduced in policy.xml file. Setting its value to “true” or “false” will place the notification text at the top or bottom of the email, respectively.
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.1
Symptom: Symantec Scan Engine fails to scan files with certain foreign characters in the file name.
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2
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Symantec Scan Engine 18.104.22.168 (SSE 5.2.10-MP1)
Symptom: When upgrading to Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.10 using the silent install method, the upgrade fails.
Notes: Starting with SSE 5.2.10, the DDR feature will no longer be available in Scan Engine.
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.11
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