AVG Antivirus For Linux/FreeBSD Plus Postfix Mail Server

This document describes how to deploy AVG Antivirus for Linux/FreeBSD to a Postfix mail server. It is usable for AVG version 8.5, 10 and 2012.

 

Requirements

1) Linux or FreeBSD x86 or x86_64 with x32 compatible libraries. (See /opt/avg/av/doc/README.)
2) Configured Postfix Mail server.
3) Correct HW configuration for AVG:

  • CPU: i686 or amd64 on 800 MHz
  • Mem: 512 MB, 1GB is recommended
  • HDD: 500 MB of free space

 

Installation

1) Download correct package from AVG site:

Trial: http://www.avg.com/cz-cs/download.prd-trialb
Free: http://free.avg.com/cz-cs/stahnout.tpl-stdfull.prd-alf

NOTE: Trial/full package contains Antispam module. Later migration from free to full is possible.

2) Install package according to your distribution. Examples:

Installation from RPM (Linux only):

# rpm -i avg2012lms-r{release}-a{vdb version}.{architecture}.rpm

Installation from .deb (Linux only):

# dpkg -i avg2012lms-r{release}-a{vdb version}.{architecture}.deb

Installation from sh (Linux only):

# chmod +x avg2012lms-r{release}-a{vdb version}.{architecture}.sh
# ./avg2012lms-r{release}-a{vdb version}.{architecture}.sh

Installation from .tar.gz:

# tar xzvf avg2012{edition}-r{release}-a{vdb version}.{architecture}.tar.gz
# cd avg2012{edition}-r{release}-a{vdb version}.{architecture}
# ./install.sh

Registration

You can register AVG for Linux/FreeBSD during installation from sh or tar.gz, or later using command:

# avgctl --register 'your license number'

NOTE: Free version is registered automatically during instalation, trial license is available at /opt/avg/av/doc/README.

 

Integration AVG To Postfix

1) Edit /etc/postfix/main.cf file.

Add lines for content filter avgtcpd:

content_filter = avgtcpd:localhost:54321
receive_override_options = no_address_mappings
NOTE: The socket address 'localhost:54321' is by default.

2) Edit /etc/postfix/master.cf file:

Add lines for service avgtcpd (from Postfix to AVG):

# ===================================================================
# service       type  private unpriv  chroot  wakeup  maxproc command
#                     (yes)   (yes)   (yes)   (never) (100)
# ===================================================================
avgtcpd         unix  -       -        y/n     -       2       smtp
    -o smtp_data_done_timeout=1200
    -o smtp_send_xforward_command=yes
    -o disable_dns_lookups=yes
    -o max_use=20

Change the 'y/n' to either 'y' or 'n'. Check your regular smyp and smtpd service.

Add lines for client service (back to Postfix):

# ===================================================================
# service       type  private unpriv  chroot  wakeup  maxproc command
#                     (yes)   (yes)   (yes)   (never) (100)
# ===================================================================
localhost:10025 inet  n       -       n       -       10      smtpd
    -o content_filter= 
    -o receive_override_options=no_unknown_recipient_checks,no_header_body_checks
    -o smtpd_helo_restrictions=
    -o smtpd_client_restrictions=
    -o smtpd_sender_restrictions=
    -o smtpd_recipient_restrictions=permit_mynetworks,reject
    -o mynetworks=127.0.0.0/8
    -o smtpd_authorized_xforward_hosts=127.0.0.0/8

For Postfix of version 2.3 and later, add option no_milters to item receive_override_options:

    -o receive_override_options=no_unknown_recipient_checks,no_header_body_checks, no_milters

NOTE: The socket address 'localhost:10025' is by default.

3) Configuring avgtcpd service

Configuration is out-of-the-box, it works at all after integration.

If you need to change some specific parameters use utility avgcfgctl.

For example if you need write configuration use:

avgcfgctl -w 'parameter=value'

For more details see man page of avgcfgctl.

 

Useful AVG parameters:

For settings:

Default.setup.features.tcpd=true

This item enables/disables whole email functions.

Default.tcpd.smtp.enabled=true

This item enables/disables smtp functions (Postfix related).

Default.tcpd.milter.enabled=false

For milter library - must be disabled if smtp options is enabled.

Default.tcpd.smtp.address=127.0.0.1
Default.tcpd.smtp.ports=|54321|

This parameters defines address and port for AVG server service.

Default.tcpd.smtp.client_address=127.0.0.1
Default.tcpd.smtp.client_port=10025

This parameters defines address and port for Postfix client service.

Default.tcpd.smtp.limiter_start=220
Default.tcpd.smtp.limiter_stop=250

This items controls active connections.

Default.tcpd.smtp.read_buffer=102400

SMTP read buffer size.

For scanning:

Tcpd.scan.Options.ArchiveLevel=256

It defines the level of processing archive files.Values:

  • 0 - no archives, macros, cookies, real-time compression will be scanned, including MIME
  • 32 - only macros, cookies, real-time compression will be scanned
  • 256 - archives, macros, cookies will be scanned

Tcpd.scan.Options.DetectCookies=false

This enables/disables detection of cookies.

Tcpd.scan.Options.DetectPup2=false
Tcpd.scan.Options.DetectPup=true

This enables/disables detection of Potentially Unwanted Programs.

Tcpd.scan.Options.UseHeuristics=true

Use heuristic during scan.

Tcpd.scan.Options.MaxFileSize=268435456

This item defines maximal size of extracted archive.

Tcpd.scan.Options.MaxNumberOfFiles=50000

This item defines maximal count of extracted files.

Tcpd.scan.Options.MaxRecursionDepth=40

Maximal level of recursion for archive.

Tcpd.scan.mail.strip.alldoc=false
Tcpd.scan.mail.strip.alldoclist=|DO?|XL?|VBX|RTF|PP?|POT|MDA|MDB|XML|DOC?|DOT?|XLS?|XLT?|XLAM|PPT?|POT?|PPS?|SLD?|PPAM|THMX|PDF|
Tcpd.scan.mail.strip.allexe=false
Tcpd.scan.mail.strip.allexelist=|COM|DRV|EXE|OV?|PGM|SYS|BIN|CMD|DEV|386|SMM|VXD|DLL|OCX|BOO|SCR|ESL|CLA|CLASS|BAT|VBS|VBE|WSH|HTA|
CHM|INI|HTT|INF|JS|JSE|HLP|SHS|PRC|PDB|PIF|PHP|ASP|LNK|PL|CPL|WMF|
Tcpd.scan.mail.strip.enable=false
Tcpd.scan.mail.strip.list=

Enables detection of defined attachments.

For basic Anti-spam configuration:

Default.tcpd.spam.enabled=true

Enables/disables Anti-spam function.

Default.tcpd.spam.header.enabled=true

This item adds "AVG Anti-spam header" to mail.

Default.tcpd.spam.phish_subj_prefix=[PHISHING]

This item adds prefix to subject - mail with phishing.

Default.tcpd.spam.spamscore_level=90

This item sets score for Spam identification (less means more spam).

Default.tcpd.spam.subj_prefix=[SPAM]

This item adds prefix to subject - mail with spam.

Other actions:

Default.tcpd.parsing.mime_certification_enabled=false

It enables/disables AVG certification in body of email.

Default.tcpd.rules.virus.action=0
Default.tcpd.rules.phishing.action=0
Default.tcpd.rules.spam.action=0

This items defines action for each detected message. Values:

  • 0 - PASS means message will be only certified (header, subject, body,..)
  • 1 - DROP means message will be deleted
  • 2 - BOUNCE means message will be delivered to adress defined by parameter Default.tcpd.rules.*.bounce_addr

Default.tcpd.rules.virus.bounce_addr=
Default.tcpd.rules.phishing.bounce_addr=
Default.tcpd.rules.spam.bounce_addr=

There is defined adress for BOUNCE action.

Default.tcpd.scan.header.enabled=true

This parameter adds "AVG Anti-virus header" to mail.

Default.tcpd.scan.subj_prefix=[VIRUS]

This item adds prefix to subject - mail with virus.

NOTE: For other parameters see avgtcpd and avgspamd man page!

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From: Tim Reichhart at: 2012-01-23 17:57:53

Here is the link to the english version of the downloads: http://www.avg.com/cz-en/download.prd-trialb

From: watson at: 2012-01-27 06:44:01

Thanks For the Article!!!

From: at: 2012-08-15 00:44:33