How to avoid tempfile generation for uploaded file?

Hi folks,
I am building secure web application using Ruby on Rails which scans
virus in uploaded file.
Now Currently I can access the tempfile from the
ActionDispatch::Http::UploadedFile instance which Rails creates for
uploaded file and complete scan successfully.
But I want to avoid Rails creating the tempfile as I fear once the virus
affected file stored in tempfile this may infect the system.

What my question is:

  • Is there any way to tell Rails that ‘Generate the IO stream
    instance(string) instead of Tempfile’ ?*

If Rails gives file as IO stream I can use this stream to scan for
Virus.

If something asked fundamentally wrong give me your suggestion.

Thanks
Soundar

On Wednesday, 26 September 2012 03:43:15 UTC-4, Soundarapandian
Rathinasamy
wrote:

What my question is:

  • Is there any way to tell Rails that ‘Generate the IO stream
    instance(string) instead of Tempfile’ ?*

If Rails gives file as IO stream I can use this stream to scan for Virus.

I don’t think this is a sensible tradeoff - there are plenty of better
ways
to make sure that temporary files aren’t executable. For instance,
putting
the directory on they’re in on a partition mounted with noexec (or just
NOT
EXECUTING them).

On the other hand, streaming them into memory makes it trivial to
completely DDOS your server, by simply sending a file larger than the
available RAM.

–Matt J.

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