WARNING: Local version: 0.103.8 Recommended version: 0.103.10

This how to helps you to learn fixing “WARNING: Local version: 0.103.8 Recommended version: 0.103.10” that Logwatch maybe reports to you. It’s actually quite easy. You simply need to update your ClamAV.

 WARNING: Local version: 0.103.8 Recommended version: 0.103.10

WARNING: Local version: 0.103.8 Recommended version: 0.103.10


Index Of How To Fix WARNING: Local version: 0.103.8 Recommended version: 0.103.10


CalmAV is a key control that you can establish to protect you against cyber risks. However, as with every anti malware control, you need to ensure that it is up to date. This How To helps you to determine the version of ClamAV you are running.

How To Fix WARNING: Local version: 0.103.8 Recommended version: 0.103.10

To find out which CalmAV you are running you can simple fire one command in your command line (assuming you running a Linux based system):

clamscan --version

This should print something like 0.103.8.

This basically tells you, that you are currently running version 0.103.8. This knowledge is good, but is it the most current one? Well, to find out this you have multiple options, including to surf to the official ClamAV website. For standard Debian installations it’s maybe different. Indeed, as of the moment writing this how to, 0.103.9 was the most recent one, whilst the official ClamAV website already was at 0.103.10.

Update your CalmAV

Updating ClamAV is as simple as finding out the version of it! Simply fire the below command:

sudo apt-get install clamav clamav-daemon

This will print something like the below to your screen:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
clamav-base clamdscan libclamav9 libjson-c3
Suggested packages:
libclamunrar clamav-docs apparmor daemon libclamunrar9
The following NEW packages will be installed:
The following packages will be upgraded:
clamav clamav-base clamav-daemon clamdscan libclamav9
5 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 26 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/1,420 kB of archives.
After this operation, 77.8 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Reading changelogs... Done
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously unselected package libjson-c3:armhf.
(Reading database ... 99513 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../0-libjson-c3_0.12.1+ds-2+deb10u1_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking libjson-c3:armhf (0.12.1+ds-2+deb10u1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../1-libclamav9_0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking libclamav9:armhf (0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1) over (0.103.8+dfsg-0+deb11u1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../2-clamav_0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking clamav (0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1) over (0.103.8+dfsg-0+deb11u1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../3-clamav-daemon_0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking clamav-daemon (0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1) over (0.103.8+dfsg-0+deb11u1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../4-clamdscan_0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking clamdscan (0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1) over (0.103.8+dfsg-0+deb11u1) ...
Preparing to unpack .../5-clamav-base_0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1_all.deb ...
Unpacking clamav-base (0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1) over (0.103.8+dfsg-0+deb11u1) ...
Setting up libjson-c3:armhf (0.12.1+ds-2+deb10u1) ...
Setting up libclamav9:armhf (0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1) ...
Setting up clamav (0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1) ...
Setting up clamav-base (0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1) ...
Setting up clamdscan (0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1) ...
Setting up clamav-daemon (0.103.9+dfsg-0+deb10u1) ...
Replacing config file /etc/systemd/system/clamav-daemon.service.d/extend.conf with new version
Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.4-2) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.31-13+rpt2+rpi1+deb11u5) ...
Updating FireMotD available updates count ...

Check if ClamAV is running properly

In any case, it is a good idea to check whether ClamAV is running properly. You can do this by firing:

sudo systemctl status clamav-daemon

This should print something like this:

● clamav-daemon.service - Clam AntiVirus userspace daemon
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/clamav-daemon.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Drop-In: /etc/systemd/system/clamav-daemon.service.d
Active: active (running) since Sun 2023-10-08 19:45:57 CEST; 5min ago
Docs: man:clamd(8)
Process: 5951 ExecStartPre=/bin/mkdir /run/clamav (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
Process: 5953 ExecStartPre=/bin/chown clamav /run/clamav (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Main PID: 5954 (clamd)
Tasks: 2 (limit: 4915)
CPU: 53.505s
CGroup: /system.slice/clamav-daemon.service
└─5954 /usr/sbin/clamd --foreground=true

If that’s the case, than you should be fine!

Additional Information

More about updating a Linux system can be found in this How To Update & Upgrade Debian Linux. If you interested into Installing CalmAV, than please check out this How To.

Alternativ How To update your ClamAV can be found here: Fix WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!

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