'Error Scanning file "/lib/security/pam_unix.so"'

  • Article ID: 14532
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2010

With Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux, the following error can appear in pop-up messages and logs:

Error Scanning file

This happens in Turbolinux Server version 10.0 (Celica) where the following have been enabled:

  • DenyOnDetectionError
  • DenyOnCorruptFile
  • SaviGroup.Archives

There is a conflict with the user-switching functionality, and the web user interface daemon cannot start. The file pam_unix.so is part of the default installation in this version of Linux.

What to do

  1. Switch to a virtual terminal.
  2. Use savconfig to disable the above options.

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

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