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eComscan release history (changelog)

This is a full list of fixes and improvements to our scanning software. eComscan will auto-update, so no manual action is required. eComscan releases will also be announced on our Twitter feed.

Note: this page only lists the functional changes to our monitoring software. We release updated signatures multiple times per day and your copy of eComscan will automatically use them. To not aid criminals, we do not publicly list signature additions.

v1.4.14 (released Sep 3rd, 2021)

  • Better handling of legacy systems (Enterprise Linux 6)

v1.4.13 (released Jul 21st, 2021)

  • Fix for parsing very specific Magento 2 config files

v1.4.12 (released Jun 24th, 2021)

  • Do not scan Magento session and report files to prevent timeout.

v1.4.11 (released Jun 3rd, 2021)

  • Stricter integrity checks during auto upgrade

v1.4.10 (released Jun 2nd, 2021)

  • Add global timeout of 12h to prevent hanging NFS resources

v1.4.9 (released May 31st, 2021)

  • New release integrity checking in dry-run mode.

v1.4.8 (released May 31st, 2021)

  • Regression fix for 1.4.7 for modules with conflicting version numbers

v1.4.7 (released May 28th, 2021)

  • Improved Magento module detection

v1.4.6 (released May 21st, 2021)

  • Fixes possible issue when writing state file to NFS, resulting in duplicate alerts

v1.4.5 (released May 14th, 2021)

  • Fix crash when no whitelist is given
  • Log scanned files in CLI with -vv
  • Magento2: also recognize host:port fields in env.php
  • Add option to override local state file with --state-file

v1.4.4 (released May 12th, 2021)

  • Scans additional tables that may contain executable code (datafeedmanager_attributes)
  • Updated API URL
  • Increased HTTP timeout for self updating from 10 to 60 secs

v1.4.3 (released Mar 19th, 2021)

  • Bug fix: show detection in CLI when confidence threshold equals indicator level.

v1.4.2 (released Dec 14th, 2020)

  • Support long (up to 64 char) WP database passwords

v1.4.1 (released Nov 26th, 2020)

  • Better support for WP/WooCommerce database passwords
  • Save state file in alternative locations if $HOME is read-only

v1.4.0 (released Nov 18th, 2020)

  • Significant performance increase (10-20x faster) using improved scanning engine (Yara 3.8.1 to 4.0.2)

v1.3.13 (released Nov 13th, 2020)

  • Fixes bug that would allow concurrent --monitor runs for the same path in rare circumstances

v1.3.12 (released Oct 24th, 2020)

  • Don’t produce report error when no store config is found, as many people scan isolated locations such as media dirs.

v1.3.11 (released Sep 24th, 2020)

  • Default reply-to is now [email protected]
  • Increased logging verbosity in case of (rare) problems
  • Accept unix sockets instead of host names in database config (PHP PDO supports this)

v1.3.10 (released Aug 12th, 2020)

  • Better WP database connection handling
  • Fix crash on specific linux kernels, revert to Go 1.13.15

v1.3.9 (released Jul 31st, 2020)

  • Better WP/WooCommerce support
  • Added --force-dsn option to override database connection
  • Added --skip-database option for use in cluster environments
  • Progress meter extended to database scanning

v1.3.8 (released Jul 30th, 2020)

v1.3.7 (released Jul 10th, 2020)

  • Fix in STDIN supplied license key

v1.3.6 (released Jul 8th, 2020)

  • Read license key from STDIN when --key=- is used
  • Don’t show database passwords in verbose logging

v1.3.5 (released Jun 24th, 2020)

  • Fix crash for very old Linux kernel 2.6.32 (EL6)

v1.3.4 (released Jun 24th, 2020)

  • Fix formatting issue in Slack reporting

v1.3.3 (released Apr 29th, 2020)

  • Update documentation / next step links

v1.3.2 (released Apr 23rd, 2020)

  • Fix db connections problem in rare cases.

v1.3.1 (released Apr 8th, 2020)

  • The CLI --tag option (to group cloud servers) is now also used in phone & Slack alerts

v1.3.0 (released Apr 6th, 2020)

  • Extended vulnerable module scanning.

v1.2.0 (released Mar 20th, 2020)

  • Added --tag option to categorize email reports
  • Added --self-update command to only do self-update (for integrations only)

v1.1.0 (released Feb 26th, 2020)

  • Supports Shopware 6
  • Also scan .htaccess files

v1.0.0 unreleased

  • Major refactor of code base + external code review

v0.10.9 (released Jan 23rd, 2020)

  • Symlinks: changed default behaviour to more common use case. Do follow symlinks, unless --skip-symlinks is given. The --follow-links option has been deprecated. This fixes the issue where ecomscan could not find the CMS config file if that was a symlink.

v0.10.8 (released Jan 15th, 2020)

  • Add option --follow-links for links pointing outside scan root
  • Add option --one-file-system to prevent crossing mount boundaries
  • Better detection of Wordpress/WooCommerce stores

v0.10.7 (released Oct 28th, 2019)

  • Scan of core_file_storage backdoors

v0.10.6 (released Oct 24th, 2019)

  • Search harder for MySQL socket locations
  • Cleaner exit upon fatal conditions

v0.10.5 (released Oct 4th, 2019)

  • Fix connecting to older MySQL servers (Brian Wade)
  • Fix wrong ordering of detections in rare cases.
  • Fix scanning for malware in database triggers when table prefix is used
  • Fix only ensure no concurrent instances in non-interactive (cron) mode (Maier Bianchi)

v0.10.4 (released Aug 23rd, 2019)

  • Added Magento 2 XSS detection (RipsTech)
  • Use Mysqld UNIX socket if server name is localhost (Christian Hafström)
  • Changed progress spinner to ASCII as to not crash certain terminals (Andy Symonds)
  • Don’t show redundant warning about “no path match, skippingpath match” (Christian Hafström)
  • Don’t show spinner without a TTY (eg piping to file)

v0.10.3 (released Jun 20th, 2019)

  • Use [email protected] as sender for reports
  • Added explicit check for vulnerable Mirasvit SEO code (cannot rely on version number)
  • Vulnerable module check will ignore modules that have “patch” in the version number (for manual patches) (David Cermak, Chris Botman)
  • Recognize Shopware 5 and 6 installations (Alan Morkan)

v0.10.2 (released Jun 13th, 2019)

  • Hotfix to resolve not sending any reports in some cron setups

v0.10.1 (released Jun 13th, 2019)

  • Major rewrite to support upcoming features
  • HTML email reporting (Max Chadwick)
  • Per-check reporting to allow more different checks in the future
  • (Upstream) removed checks for vulnerable Mirasvit modules, because Mirasvit uses non-standard versioning which produced many FPs.
  • Checks: “exposed database managers”, “magento sql injection”, “store identification”
  • The --report <email> option will ALWAYS send a report (Max Chadwick)
  • Store description in mail to distinguish multiple stores (Andreas von Studnitz)
  • Module checks now report URL describing issue instead of vendor URL (where often, nothing was explained about severity of the issue).
  • Database connection errors are now properly reported in the CLI (previously, only with --verbose) (Martin Pachol)
  • The --newonly/monitor option will squelch output when run non-interactively (previously: always squelch)
  • Restrict Magento SQL injection detection to M2, because no exploit is known for M1 yet.
  • Fix: If scanpath is a file, always scan (regardless of --deep option)
  • Fix: allow DB connections with empty passwords (Jeroen Boersma)
  • Add --version to help (Jeroen Boersma)
  • Scan results include links to support pages

v0.9.35 (released May 15th, 2019)

  • Added phone alerts for Advanced plans.

v0.9.34 (released May 9th, 2019)

  • Added Slack integration for Advanced plans.
  • Default timeout 5 -> 10 seconds

v0.9.33 (released May 8th, 2019)

  • Introduced --monitor (delta) and --report (single run) options, deprecated --email and --newonly
  • Added --reply-to to specify Reply-To address (for use with ticketing systems) (Brian Wade)

v0.9.32 (released Apr 11th, 2019)

  • Show explicitly if a hit is malware or vulnerability in file scan
  • Increased max scan size to 10MB to detect GoBrut StealthWorker
  • Add hidden --yarafile <path> option to support testing
  • Add explicit warning if self-update fails (for example, ecomscan is not writable)
  • Fix spinner output

v0.9.31 (released Mar 28th, 2019)

  • Only report first (and most confident) malware hit per file / database source.
  • Default confidence threshold changed from 1 to 50 (--min-confidence) to reduce reporting of false positives.
  • Keep state per scan path, not global (Robert Mangiafico)

v0.9.30 (released Mar 27th, 2019)

  • Fix case where first whitelisted item would get flagged (Phil Stewkesbury)
  • Add module path to cli output

v0.9.29 (released Mar 22nd, 2019)

  • Also scan rogue newsletters for Froghopper attacks
  • Fix scanning cms_page when theme is null

v0.9.28 (released Mar 15th, 2019)

  • Also scan .php5 files (without --deep option)
  • Fixed error for directories with .ini or .php extension.
  • Only print database connection errors in verbose mode – usually caused by dev/staging configs.
  • Only update when newer versions are available, facilitate experimental deploys.

v0.9.27 (released Mar 4th, 2019)

  • Fall back to /tmp if standard XDG runtime path fails (Rico Neitzel)
  • Release uses gzip, not all systems have xz (Rico Neitzel)
  • Fatal errors now properly use stderr
  • Allows concurrent scans of distinct paths

v0.9.26 (released Feb 23rd, 2019)

  • Fix: CPU & I/O priorities are now properly rescheduled
  • Silent output when --newonly and --email are used (cron)

v0.9.25 (released Feb 22nd, 2019)

  • Feature: basic email reporting (--email recipient)
  • Format: report individual checks
  • Fixed duplicate help message (Ryan Hoerr)
  • Removed short tag for rarely used options

v0.9.24 (released Feb 15th, 2019)

  • Fixed corner case with Magento2 configs (Robert Mangiafico)
  • Fixed handling unreadable symlinks (Robert Mangiafico)

v0.9.23 (released Feb 13th, 2019)

  • Added --maxsize option to skip large files (default: 1MiB). Use 0 to disable limit. Thanks to Peeter Marvet.
  • Fix: better parsing of M2 configs. Thanks to Robert Mangiafico.

v0.9.22 (released Feb 11th, 2019)

  • Fix crash when Github is unreachable (to update module signatures)

v0.9.21 (released Feb 9th, 2019)

  • Reverted os.Executable() error handling, as the error was due to UPX (executable compressor) which would use a temp file on older Linux systems. Removed UPX altogether.

v0.9.20 (released Feb 9th, 2019)

  • Skip auto-updater altogether if os.Executable() failed. Works unpredictably on CentOS.

v0.9.19 (released Feb 8th, 2019)

  • Changed “json” into “jsonline” format, see and
  • Changed exit code to 100 if already running

v0.9.18 (released Feb 8th, 2019)

  • Fix detection of M1 modules for which no safe version is known.
  • Ensure only a single instance (per user) can be running, no need for flock in cron. Exit code 1 if running.
  • Enforce all regular output to stdout instead of stderr.
  • Add “json” output format (1 JSON object/line per detection)
  • Add ctime/mtime for malware files

v0.9.17 (released Feb 7th, 2019)

  • Add git tags to build pipeline

v0.9.16 (released Feb 6th, 2019)

  • Added --submit-whitelist and --submit-malware features.
  • Fix auto-updater on some systems (os.Executable() doesn’t always work)

v0.9.15 (released Feb 4th, 2019)

  • Removed “dark grey” color for debug messages as it doesnt show up on some terminals.

v0.9.14 (released Feb 4th, 2019)

  • Add --newonly cli option.
  • Add timestamp to CSV output.
  • Show summary after scanning.

v0.9.13 (released Feb 1st, 2019)

  • Fix: don’t crash on non-standard module xml configs

v0.9.12 (released Jan 31st, 2019)

  • New build system

v0.9.11 (released Jan 30th, 2019)

  • Added confidence threshold setting (default: report all)
  • Added check for vulnerable modules.

v0.9.10 (released Jan 25th, 2019)

  • Fixed field name for Magento2
  • Fixed error message when path does not exist
  • Fixed panic when M2 env.php could not be parsed

v0.9.9 (released Jan 25th, 2019)

  • Implement XZ compression for signature data (800KB -> 98KB)
  • Set low CPU & IO prios on Linux
  • Add basic progress spinner for filescan

v0.9.8 (released Jan 24th, 2019)

  • Fix auto updater (“text file busy”)

v0.9.7 (released Jan 23rd, 2019)

  • Fix auto updater when run from other dir ($PATH)

v0.9.6 (released Jan 23rd, 2019)

  • Support for multi level signature certainty, to allow test/suspicious rules. Force reporting of all rules with --all
  • Whitelist support
  • Resolve symlinks for root path

v0.9.5 (released Jan 22nd, 2019)

  • Auto self-updater
  • First public release

This page was last updated at Sep 8th, 2021

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