I am wondering if there is a safer way to use ColdFusion CFFILE to upload files to Of course, you only perform the image tests if the file uploaded is an image. You may want to use a third party tool like Alagad Image CFC or ColdFusion 8’s built in image support to not only confirm that the file is indeed. On UNIX systems should also restrict access to the uploaded file by specifying the mode attribute, preferably so that only the ColdFusion process can read.

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ServerFile Filename of the file actually saved on the server. Example The following example creates a unique filename, if there is a name conflict when the fcfile is uploaded on Windows: Whether the file already existed with the same path Yes or No.

The following file upload status parameters are available after an upload. In previous versions of ColdFusion, the mime type content-type and content-subtype were based upon what the client told ColdFusion the file is, not the actual contents.

Octal values of chmod command.

cffile action = “upload”

Sean – They don’t necessarily have to be able to predict it, the application may disclose it in an image tag, or link. ServerFileExt Extension of the uploaded file on the server, without a period, for example, txt not. Assigned to owner, group, and other, respectively, for example: Read more about pete here. Coldfusion will not prevent a file from being uploaded to a server. It’s very easy to spoof the mime type. Keep uploaded files outside the web root If possible keep uploaded files outside of the web root and serve them with cfcontent.

Great set of tips; I’d also suggest that if you have Apache, watch out for any uploaded files that have multiple file extensions e. OS permissions allow only j2ee to write, any can read. FileSize Size of the uploaded file. For more information, see Usage. On UNIX systems should also restrict access to the uploaded file by specifying the mode attribute, preferably so that only the ColdFusion process can read or write to the file.


ColdFusion Help | cffile action = “upload”

The following example creates a unique filename, if there is a name conflict when the file is uploaded on Windows:. OS permissions uupload only the project owner to write, any can read. Does anyone have any suggestions for virus scanning on ColdFusion file uploads?

Even if I do these steps, I have to allowed the file to reach our server, the order is to NOT allow the file to reach our server. The file status parameters can be used anywhere other ColdFusion parameters cffilw be used. And it’s late, so I’m too tired to clean the grammar.

TimeLastModified Date and time of the last modification to the uploaded file. However, it still leaves open the possibility that bad files can ‘exist’ on the server to be exploited outside of being executed by CF.


My two faults here are A: By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Otherwise cffiel only way you could do this before calling cffile would be to use a Servlet Filter, or something else that runs before the CFML engine.

Indicates Yes or No whether or not ColdFusion appended the uploaded file to an existing file. I’m revisiting an app that allows customer file uploading, and one approach I’m considering is using CreatUUID to generate a server side file name and stick the customer provided filename in a related database entry going through cfqueryparam, of course.


Name of the uploaded file on the server without an extension.

Nebu 4 A trailing slash must be included in the target directory when uploading a file. Suppose I ran the same hack above with cfhttp but you now have code in place to delete the file if the extension is incorrect.

First, I use JavaScript to inspect the file extension and act accordingly. Just so I’m clear: Each value must be specified explicitly.

Specify the structure name in the attributeCollection attribute and use the tag’s attribute names as structure keys.

Pete is a husband and father located in scenic Central New York area. Verify that you are uploading a file of the appropriate type. Note File status parameters are read-only. It supports jpg, gif, pdf, tiff, and more. If all is well, then the suggestions offered here would be good! The cffile accept attribute uses the mime type that your browser sends to the server. After the file upload is completed, this tag creates an array of structures that contains upload failure information for each upload failure.

When TXT is detected, I’m showing a pop up error message to users and delete the file. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. But you also covered quite a lot that I didn’t know, so thank you for that. Initial name ColdFusion used when attempting to save a file.