This article provides information about how Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux/Unix handles an out of memory condition in the temp folder (Default /tmp). When trying to open a compressed using the gzip format (including .tar.gz), if the TMP directory does not have enough space to expand the compressed file, it will report that the file is corrupt.
Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) Sophos Anti-Virus for LinuxSophos Anti-Virus for Unix
Operating systems Linux Unix
While the engine will not be able to scan the file, it will not impede the rest of the scan.
It is recommended to increase the size of the /tmp folder on the system. If this is not possible, it is possible to redirect the temp directory by setting the environment variable SAV_TMP to an alternate location.
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