I'm running McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 126.96.36.199822 under x86_64
RedHat Enterprise Linux 6. (Running McAfee VSE 2.0 is not an option since
that would require Kernel 2.6.38 or later which isn't available for RedHat EL 6.)
The on-access scanner does not recognize files in bind-mounted directories.
I have my home on the *local disk* in /v/myhostname/home/myusername/
which is bind-mounted by autofs to /home/myusername/.
When I copy the eicar.com test virus to /v/myhostname/home/myusername/,
it is sent to quarantine immediately. When I copy eicar.com to /home/myusername/,
the file is put there without any complaints by the on-access scanner.
What's the problem with bind-mounts?
Other local filesystems which are mounted without autofs are scanned well.
I do scan files when writing to disk.
I do not scan files when reading from disk.
I do not scan network mounted volumes (with NFS this would be hell).
(I did try solving my problem by *en*abling the scanning of network mounted
volumes: Didn't help.)
Unfortunately, all relevant directories for virus scans are bind mounts.
So, without support for bind mounts, the on-access scanner is completely
worthless for me. (And no, refraining from using autofs is not an option.)
Any idea what I could do?
Is that a know bug?
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