This tutorial explains how you can integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for virus scanning on a Fedora 18 system. In the end, whenever a file gets uploaded through PureFTPd, ClamAV will check the file and delete it if it is malware.
1 Preliminary Note
You should have a working PureFTPd setup on your Fedora 18 server, e.g. as shown in this tutorial: Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Fedora 18.
2 Installing ClamAV
ClamAV can be installed as follows:
yum install amavisd-new clamav clamav-data clamav-server clamav-update clamav-scanner
Next we create the system startup links for clamd and start it:
systemctl enable clamd.amavisd.service
systemctl start clamd.amavisd.service
3 Configuring PureFTPd
First we open /etc/pure-ftpd/pure-ftpd.conf and set CallUploadScript to yes :
[...] # If your pure-ftpd has been compiled with pure-uploadscript support, # this will make pure-ftpd write info about new uploads to # /var/run/pure-ftpd.upload.pipe so pure-uploadscript can read it and # spawn a script to handle the upload. CallUploadScript yes [...]
Next we create the file /etc/pure-ftpd/clamav_check.sh (which will call /usr/bin/clamdscan whenever a file is uploaded through PureFTPd)…
#!/bin/sh /usr/bin/clamdscan --remove --quiet --no-summary "$1"
… and make it executable:
chmod 755 /etc/pure-ftpd/clamav_check.sh
Now we start the pure-uploadscript program as a daemon – it will call our /etc/pure-ftpd/clamav_check.sh script whenever a file is uploaded through PureFTPd:
pure-uploadscript -B -r /etc/pure-ftpd/clamav_check.sh
Of course, you don’t want to start the daemon manually each time you boot the system – therefore we open /etc/rc.local…
… and add the line /usr/sbin/pure-uploadscript -B -r /etc/pure-ftpd/clamav_check.sh to it – e.g. as follows:
#!/bin/sh # # This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts. # You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't # want to do the full Sys V style init stuff. /usr/sbin/pure-uploadscript -B -r /etc/pure-ftpd/clamav_check.sh touch /var/lock/subsys/local
If /etc.rc.local does not exist, create it (with the #!/bin/sh line in the beginning) and then make it executable:
chmod 755 /etc/rc.local
Finally we restart PureFTPd:
systemctl restart pure-ftpd.service
That’s it! Now whenever someone tries to upload malware to your server through PureFTPd, the “bad” file(s) will be silently deleted.
- PureFTPD: http://www.pureftpd.org/
- ClamAV: http://www.clamav.net/
- Fedora: http://fedoraproject.org/