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From "Allison, Timothy B." <talli...@mitre.org>
Subject RE: TikaInputStream parse the content and write to OutputStream
Date Thu, 18 May 2017 10:35:52 GMT
While Apache Tika can be used to support forensic analysis/malware detection, it is NOT designed
to identify malware. DO NOT rely on Apache Tika to identify malware.

I'd recommend using clamav or a commercial antivirus program.

If you want to use Tika for another reason (text/metadata extraction/file type detection),
I'll be happy to answer your use question.  Let me know.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Mattmann [mailto:mattmann@apache.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:12 PM
To: dev@tika.apache.org
Cc: Prateek Agarwal <pra.agar@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: TikaInputStream parse the content and write to OutputStream

[moving dev-owner@ to BCC]


Forwarding to the Tika list.




From: Prateek Agarwal <pra.agar@gmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:35 AM
To: "dev-owner@tika.apache.org" <dev-owner@tika.apache.org>
Subject: TikaInputStream parse the content and write to OutputStream



We have a Upload API that basically uploads file to a Server. Now as per new requirement I've
to scan the content for any malware and if not present store the file to the server. The basic
upload is working fine. Problem I'm facing is when I use Apache Tika.

1.    How do we get to know if the file is a malware?

2.    I'm able to get the content from Tika Parser, but the file that's stored is of zero
size on server. Do I have to clone the Input Stream, one for tika parser, one for output stream?

try (final BufferedInputStream input = new BufferedInputStream(pInputStream, bytesSize);
    final BufferedOutputStream output = new BufferedOutputStream(new FileOutputStream(pObjectFile),
        final TikaInputStream stream = TikaInputStream.get(input)) {
    try {
        //parsing the file
        parser.parse(stream, handler, metadata, context);
        LOGGER.log(Level.INFO, "File content - {0}", handler.toString());
    } catch (IOException | SAXException | TikaException ex) {
        LOGGER.log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
    byte[] buffer = new byte[bytesSize];
    // Tried inpt.read as well as stream.read, both are not working
    for (int length = 0; ((length = stream.read(buffer)) > 0);) {
        output.write(buffer, 0, length);
        bytesWritten += length;

I've even asked the same Question of SOF


Prateek Agarwal



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