Advisory: Talpa Binary Packs for some supported kernels unavailable in SAV for Linux

  • Article ID: 116803
  • Updated: 07 Feb 2012


After upgrading to Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux on-access scanning may become unavailable if using one of the following kernels:

  • RHEL5 x86
    • kernel-2.6.18-274.17.1.el5.i686.rpm
    • kernel-PAE-2.6.18-274.17.1.el5.i686.rpm
  • RHEL5 x86_64
    • kernel-2.6.18-274.17.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
  • RHEL6 x86
    • kernel-2.6.32-220.4.1.el6.i686.rpm
  • RHEL6 x86_64
    • kernel-2.6.32-220.4.1.el6.x86_64.rpm
  • SLES10 x86_64
    • kernel-default-
    • kernel-smp-
  • SLES10 x86
    • kernel-bigsmp-
    • kernel-default-
    • kernel-smp-


Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux does not include Talpa Binary Packs (TBPs) for a small number of supported kernels that were released/patched recently. 

First seen in
SAV for Linux

Operating systems

What To Do

Sophos released an update on 6th February 2012 which contains the necessary Talpa Binary Packs for these kernels.  These Talpa Binary Packs will be downloaded automatically for customers using automatic updates.

If further issues are encountered, please ensure Sophos Anti-Virus has updated correctly by running the following command:  /opt/sophos-av/bin/savupdate -v5

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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