LibClamAV Error: Malformed Database Solution

Published on: February 5, 2014
Difficulty: Medium

How to Fix LibClamAV Error: Malformed Database

Exact error is typically as follows:

root@server [/var/cpanel]# clamd
LibClamAV Error: cli_bm_addpatt: Signature for MBL_14252.UNOFFICIAL is too short
LibClamAV Error: cli_parse_add(): Problem adding signature (4).
LibClamAV Error: Problem parsing database at line 521
LibClamAV Error: Can't load /usr/share/clamav/malware.db: Malformed database
ERROR: Malformed database

The solution:

$ mv /usr/share/clamav/malware.db /usr/share/clamav/malware.db.old
$ freshclam



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