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I am developing a java/servlets application that allows the user to upload a file to a MySQL database. The upload functionality uses the org.apache.commons.fileupload package and everything works fine. The questions I have are about security.

1) Is there a way to check a file for a virus programmatically when the user uploads it? Loading a virus scanner is unfortunately not an option.

2) If the file does not execute on the server...and is simply stored there. Is there a risk to the server...or only to any clients who download it and try to run it?

Any help appreciated
 
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Check this article...

http://www.oop-reserch.com/mime_1_1.html
 
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