ClamAV Archive.Test.Agent2-9953724-0 False Positive

Like many others we rely on multiple AntiVirus tools and one of them is the ubiquitous ClamAV on our Linux hosting servers. Earlier today we started being hammered with ClamAV notices of viruses being identified. Some research later and we are confident the ClamAV Archive.Test.Agent2-9953724-0 is a False Positive.

(quarantined to /home/quarantine/cxsuser/client-account/ ClamAV detected virus = [Archive.Test.Agent2-9953724-0]

Various internet sources confirmed that ClamAV had indeed released an update signature file which included a ‘Test’ signature, namely ‘Archive.Test.Agent2-9953724-0’. A subsequent update, released within 24 hours addressed the false positive and, hopefully, prevents any future signature file from containing Test signatures.

# /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/freshclam

ClamAV update process started at Sat Jun 25 15:09:55 2022
daily database available for update (local version: 26582, remote version: 26583)
Current database is 1 version behind.
Downloading database patch # 26583...
Testing database: '/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/share/clamav/tmp.73d24b3a72/clamav-52f6105711bb0d74294d4d1c535e77c0.tmp-daily.cld' ...
Database test passed.
daily.cld updated (version: 26583, sigs: 1987677, f-level: 90, builder: cmarczewski)
main.cld database is up-to-date (version: 62, sigs: 6647427, f-level: 90, builder: sigmgr)
bytecode.cld database is up-to-date (version: 333, sigs: 92, f-level: 63, builder: awillia2)

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