My ClamAV daily scan is detecting Malware from apache-maven library location. So now I want to know if this is a false positive or a real alert.

Can some one help me how to figure it out this? How can I exclude a particular file from the daily scan?

Find below logs I received after the daily scan.

/home/application/SSL/build-tools/apache-maven/lib/maven-model-builder-3.2.5.jar: Java.Malware.Agent-6203119-0 FOUND
----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 6302283
Engine version: 0.99.2
Scanned directories: 146811
Scanned files: 193145
Infected files: 1
Total errors: 12133
Data scanned: 9106.09 MB
Data read: 57098.23 MB (ratio 0.16:1)
Time: 2184.953 sec (36 m 24 s)
  • Assuming the .jar does not contain any critical data, consider checking it via virustotal.com. Its a free online scanner which features about 50-60 av-scanners at once. – dufte Aug 3 '17 at 10:58

I would advice to always do 2 things:

  1. google file and malware notice.
  2. check the integrity of the file.

  1. There is not a single hit on google on "maven-model-builder-3.2.5.jar" and clamav reporting a virus in this file.

  2. To check the integrity of this file the maven repository has 2 hashes:

    • MD5 hash for it is: a216c67dae851a4cedb4b431a674eba2
    • SHA1 hash for it is: 7a32f3966fab463df9cdae95fd6df8c2e561e3ae

Commands to find those for your file are ...

md5sum /home/application/SSL/build-tools/apache-maven/lib/maven-model-builder-3.2.5.jar
sha1sum /home/application/SSL/build-tools/apache-maven/lib/maven-model-builder-3.2.5.jar

If those match: false positive. If they do not it needs more investigation.

  • Thanks for the reply. I checked the 2 hashes and they are matching. It seems like a false positive. – cinny Aug 4 '17 at 8:16
  • Yes, then those are false positives. – Rinzwind Aug 4 '17 at 9:22

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