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[EP-tech] Re: Virus Scan during Upload



This is what we us in our IR (running EPrints 3.2.8).  It could probably be written a bit better (obviously – feel free to tweak as anyone sees fit), but works as is for us currently.  You will need ClamAV installed (including the associated PERL modules).


This part goes into the cfg/cfg.d/document_validate.pl file under the “CHECKS IN HERE” comment but before the “return ( @problems );”


        # Virus scan the uploaded files.

        my %files = $document->files;

        my $path = $document->local_path;

        while ( my ($filename, $size) = each(%files)) {

                # for each file uploaded

                use File::Scan::ClamAV;

                my $av = new File::Scan::ClamAV(find_all => 1, port=> '/tmp/clamd');

                my $filetoscan = "$path/$filename";

                my %caught = $av->scan("$filetoscan");

                while (my ($k,$v) = each %caught ) {

                        # Viruses Found

                        push @problems,

                                $session->html_phrase( "validate:virus_found",

                                        filename => $session->make_text($filename),

                                        virus => $session->make_text($v) );



        # End Virus scan.


And the HTML Phrase can go into the file cfg/lang/en/validate.xml


<epp:phrase id="validate:virus_found">The file that has been uploaded contains a virus.  The file in question is: <epc:pin name="filename"/>.  It contains the virus: <epc:pin name="virus"/>. Please remove the file and upload a virus free version.</epp:phrase>


Hope this helps or at least points you in a direction as to what you might need.



Brian Gregg.


Brian D. Gregg

Solutions Architect | Manager Systems Development

University of Pittsburgh | University Library System

Address: 7500 Thomas Blvd.  Room 129 Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Tel: (412) 648-3264 | Email: bdgregg@pitt.edu | Fax: (412) 648-3585





From: eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of martin.braendle@id.uzh.ch
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 10:19 AM
To: eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Virus Scan during Upload



in the course of a Swiss Digital Lifecycle Management Project, we are evaluating EPrints and our repo according to the POWRR scheme (gap analysis) to find tools for digital preservation.

One criterion is virus scan of a document before it is uploaded. I have found this old thread: http://www.eprints.org/tech.php/thread-16755.html

Has anyone followed up on this, implemented a hook and is willing to share code?

Thank you for all your advice and help.


Dr. Martin Brändle
Zentrale Informatik
Universität Zürich
Stampfenbachstr. 73
CH-8006 Zürich