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ClamAV::Client

ClamAV::Client is a client library that can talk to the clam daemon.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'clamav-client', require: 'clamav/client'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install clamav-client

Alternatively, you can spawn a pry console right away by just running:

$ rake console

Installing ClamAV's daemon

On OSX

If you are using brew, just run

brew install clamav

On Linux (Ubuntu)

sudo apt-get install clamav-daemon clamav-freshclam clamav-unofficial-sigs
sudo freshclam
sudo service clamav-daemon start

On Linux (RedHat, CentOS)

sudo yum install clamd clamav clamav-db
sudo freshclam
sudo service clamd start

Under RedHat/CentOS the UNIX Socket, located at /var/run/clamav/clamd.sock

Requirements

  • Ruby >= 1.9.2
  • clamd

Usage

The ClamAV::Client class is responsible for opening a connection to a remote ClamAV clam daemon.

See the implemented commands below.

PING => Boolean

Pings the daemon to check whether it is alive.

client = ClamAV::Client.new
client.execute(ClamAV::Commands::PingCommand.new)
# => true

SCAN <file_or_directory> => Array[Response]

Scans a file or a directory for the existence of a virus.

The absolute path must be given to that command.

client = ClamAV::Client.new

client.execute(ClamAV::Commands::ScanCommand.new('/tmp/path/foo.c'))
# => [#<ClamAV::SuccessResponse:0x007fbf314b9478 @file="/tmp/foo.c">]

client.execute(ClamAV::Commands::ScanCommand.new('/tmp/path'))
# => [#<ClamAV::SuccessResponse:0x007fc30c273298 @file="/tmp/path/foo.c">,
#     #<ClamAV::SuccessResponse:0x007fc30c272910 @file="/tmp/path/foo.cpp">]

INSTREAM => Response

Scans an IO-like object for the existence of a virus.

client = ClamAV::Client.new

io = StringIO.new('some data')
client.execute(ClamAV::Commands::InstreamCommand.new(io))
# => [#<ClamAV::SuccessResponse:0x007fe471cabe50 @file="stream">]

Custom commands

Custom commands can be given to the client. The contract between the client and the command is through the Command#call method. The call method will receive a Connection object.

Here's a simple example implementing the VERSION command:

# Build the client
client = ClamAV::Client.new

# Create the command lambda
version_command = lambda { |conn| conn.send_request("VERSION") }
# => #<Proc:0x007fc0d0c14b28>

# Execute the command
client.execute(version_command)
# => "1: ClamAV 0.98.1/18489/Tue Feb 18 16:00:05 2014"

Defaults

The default values in use are:

  • clamd socket: UNIX Socket, located at /var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl;
  • New-line terminated commands.

These defaults can be changed:

  • by creating the object graph manually;
  • by setting environment variables.

The object graph

Client

The main object is the Client object. It is responsible for executing the commands. It can receive a custom connection object.

Connection

The Connection object is the bridge between the raw socket object and the protocol used between the client and the daemon.

clamd supports two kinds of delimiters:

  • NULL terminated commands
  • New-line terminated commands

The management of those delimiters is done with the wrapper argument.

Wrapper

The wrapper is responsible for taking the incoming request with the wrap_request method, and parsing the response with the read_response method.

Environment variables

The variables can be set programmatically in your Ruby programs like

# from a ruby script
ENV['CLAMD_UNIX_SOCKET'] = '/some/path'

# Now the defaults are changed for any new ClamAV::Client instantiation

or by setting the variables before starting the Ruby process:

# from the command-line
export CLAMD_UNIX_SOCKET = '/some/path'
ruby my_program.rb
# or
CLAMD_UNIX_SOCKET = '/some/path' ruby my_program.rb

Please note that setting the CLAMD_TCP_* variables will have the precedence over the CLAMD_UNIX_SOCKET.

CLAMD_UNIX_SOCKET

Sets the socket path of the ClamAV daemon.

Under RedHat/CentOS this can either be set via an environment variable (above) or in the ClamAV::Connection call

connection = ClamAV::Connection.new(socket: ::UNIXSocket.new('/var/run/clamav/clamd.sock'), wrapper: ::ClamAV::Wrappers::NewLineWrapper.new)
client = ClamAV::Client.new(connection)

CLAMD_TCP_HOST and CLAMD_TCP_PORT

Sets the host and port of the ClamAV daemon.

Licensing

GPLv3. COMMERCIAL license available upon request.

Contributing

  1. Fork it ( https://github.com/franckverrot/clamav-client/fork )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request