The Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux on-access scanning Talpa modules fail to load if they have been built with a different version of GCC (the C compiler) from that used to build the kernel. This will only affect you if you use custom compiled Talpa binaries, and have installed a second version of GCC.
Users of Sophos precompiled binaries will not be affected by this issue.
What to do
- Delete the binary pack from the /opt/sophos-av/talpa/compiled directory.
- Start sav-protect (the on-access scanner for Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux) with a PATH that does not include the other version of GCC.
It can be stopped/started/restarted from /etc/init.d/
The command that you would run if you have multiple versions of gcc active on your system would be:
PATH=<trimmed path> /etc/init.d/sav-protect restart
Note: <trimmed path> must only have the main/kernel compiling gcc in it.