PEEPDF - PDF Analysis Tool

PEEPDF is an open source pdf analysis tool to identify whether pdf is harmful or not. This tool is a command line tool and was developed in python language. The output of the tool is also available in XML/JSON format. This blog provides an overview of the tool and guides how you can use this tool in your security engagements.

Download

Link - https://github.com/jesparza/peepdf

Syntax of using PEEPDF

./peepdf.py test.pdf

Output of tool

Once you test the pdf file with this tool, it will provide the following output:

  • showing the suspicious elements in the file
  • supports filters and encodings
  • parse different versions of a file
  • object streams
  • Javascript and shellcode analysis wrappers
  • encrypted files
  • create hash

Current Scenario

Currently, this tool is not in active development but still is one of the best tools in your arsenal. Although, there are many other tools available to access the security of pdf files.

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Disclaimer: This tutorial is for educational purpose only. Individual is solely responsible for any illegal act.

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