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Roger that!!

Had it not been for Micro$oft's feature-laden behemoths, (and their commensurate security patches, and security-patch patches, and so on, new ones of which seem to be required almost daily), nevermind OS-related issues, there might never have erupted as pervasive an anti-virus cottage industry as we have (which has since become a full-fledged industry).

I think you should quarantine uploaded files and run the shell command,

file {upload filename}

on them to confirm they are what they purport to be.

use File::Basename; sub validate_image _file { my $fn = shift; my %file_types = ( jpg => 'JPEG file', jpeg => 'JPEG file', gif => 'GIF file, v8[79]' ); my $ext = lc (fileparse $fn )[-1]; # get suffix return 0 unless exists $file_types{$ext}; my $file_cmd_output = `file $fn`; chomp $file_cmd_output; return 0 unless $file_cmd_output =~ /^$file_types{$ext}$/; # OK, we probably have what we think we have # go ahead and make it accessible, etc. accept_file( $fn ); # ... or whatever return 1; }

Update: The expectation here is that before this subroutine is called, a file has already been uploaded (ostensibly one whose name ends in .jpg, .jpeg, or .gif) and "quarantined" -- that is, stored somewhere "safe", out of harm's way -- and that the parameter, $fn, to the sub is the full path to this file.

(Thanks, nufsaid, for bringing up the issue of the tainted-ness of $fn)


Just call me the Anti-Gates ...

In reply to Re(2) (ichimunki): Security issues when allowing file upload via CGI by dmmiller2k
in thread Security issues when allowing file upload via CGI by George_Sherston

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