Following the release of the IDE named
sshdoo-h.ide, the Sophos process savscand reaches 100% CPU usage on some computers. This IDE was released on March 18th 2014 at 22:54 UTC.
First seen in
Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux
SophosLabs released an IDE which included an identity that caused some systems to experience high CPU loads. The identity caused the Sophos AV-engine to use more CPU cycles than normal when encountering certain file types, due to an error in the design of the identity.
Sophos Labs released an updated IDE
inje-avq.ide at March 19th 2014 04:47 UTC, within four hours of the first customer reported incident.
What To Do
This issue was resolved with the release of
inje-avq.ide on at March 19th 2014 04:47 UTC.