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Created: 16 Feb 2013 | 10 comments

I have a linux system that cannot connect to the internet for security reasons.  I have SAV 1.0.12.8 and need to obtain updated virus definitions on a regular basis.  I cannot find the virus defs on the Symantec website for this product.  Does anyone know how to obtain them and then how to install them on a linux system once I get them?

Thanks

 

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.Brian's picture

All details are here

How to update a Linux-based computer with Intelligent Updater definitions

 

Article:TECH96754 | Created: 2009-01-14 | Updated: 2013-01-23 | Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96754

 

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Sumit G's picture

How to update a Linux-based computer with Intelligent Updater definitions

 

Article:TECH96754  |  Created: 2009-01-14  |  Updated: 2013-01-23  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96754

 

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Sumit G.

generye's picture

Thank you for identifying the virus def location.  I have downloaded the file but am not able to run the script to load the defs.  I have copied the update shell file to the root directory.  When I run the script, I get the following:  no uncompress in (/usr/sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin)  ERROR:  Required utility missing:  uncompress.  Please install this utility before using this Intelligent Updater package.

Need help.  Thanks

 

Ashish-Sharma's picture

Look this

How to remediate virus definitions in Symantec Antivirus for Linux (SAVFL) 1.0.x

 

 

Article:TECH93435 | Created: 2009-01-15 | Updated: 2012-09-12 | Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH9343

Symantec AntiVirus for Linux (SAVFL) client fails to update definition through LiveUpdate

 

 

Article:TECH93974 | Created: 2009-01-12 | Updated: 2013-01-30 | Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH93974

Check this thread also

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sav-linux-virus-definitions-not-reported-being-updated

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Here are the steps:

1. Obtain the Intelligent Updater from one of the following locations:

a. http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/definitions/download/detail.jsp?gid=savce
Look for a filename ending in unix.sh (for example, 20091014-003-unix.sh).

b. ftp://ftp.symantec.com/AVDEFS/symantec_antivirus_corp/
Look for a filename ending in unix.sh (for example, 20091014-003-unix.sh).

c. ftp://ftp.symantec.com/AVDEFS/symantec_antivirus_corp/static/symcdefs-unix.sh
This is a statically named file that is updated with each daily release of definitions.

Note: The file download via HTTP is typically faster than FTP. The current size of the file is just over 300MB.

NOTE: The .SH file needs to have Executable permissions. To accomplish this, execute the following command:
chmod +x *unix.sh
 

2. The script must be executed as root or by using sudo; if it is not, the following error will occur.

  • $ ./symcdefs-unix.sh
    Validating available tools...

    ERROR: Require write access to /opt/Symantec/virusdefs/incoming.
    There are several methods to meet this requirement.
    1. Run this script from the root user account.
    2. Add the current user as a member of the "avdefs" user
    group.
    3. chmod 777 for /opt/Symantec/virusdefs/incoming.
    We recommend either of the first two options for security reasons.

3. Uudecode and uncompress must be installed. These can usually be installed by installing the Sharutils package. In some instances, you may need to install the ncompress package as well.

Note: If you get an error referencing either utility, please run one of these commands as root or by using sudo to install them. The command to install sharutils may be different than those listed below, depending on the distribution and version of Linux being used.

  • up2date sharutils
    yum install sharutils
    apt-get install sharutils
  • up2date ncompress
    yum install ncompress
    apt-get install ncompress

Reference:

How to update a Linux-based computer with Intelligent Updater definitions

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96754

Other Related Articles

How to remediate virus definitions in Symantec Antivirus for Linux (SAVFL) 1.0.x

TECH123107   A terminal line walkthrough of applying Intelligent Updater Definitions to a SAV for Linux client.

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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Mick2009's picture

Hi,

Thumbs up to the advice, above!

Sharutils is a prerequisite for runnign Intelligent Updater on Linux:

 Uudecode and uncompress must be installed. These can usually be installed by installing the Sharutils package. In some instances, you may need to install the ncompress package as well.

This article has some additional info you may find useful:

SAV for Linux: A (Somewhat) Illustrated Guide Part 3
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/sav-linux-somewhat-illustrated-guide-part-3  
 

 

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

Mick2009's picture

This new article may be of interest to followers of this thread...

SAV for Linux: A (Somewhat) Illustrated Guide Part 4: SAVFL Reporter
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/sav-linux-somewhat-illustrated-guide-part-4-savfl-reporter

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

John Santana's picture

Thank you guys for sharing this information !

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

SameerU's picture

Hi

You can configure the LUA for the same

Regards