Official release of PDF Dissector 1.0


I have talked about PDF Dissector, our new tool for analyzing malicious PDF files,  on this blog before. After a few weeks of beta testing we are releasing PDF Dissector 1.0 today.

For this occasion I have also made a new video. In this video I show how to extract the shellcode of a malicious PDF file that uses heavily obfuscated JavaScript code to trigger a known vulnerability.

You can find more information about PDF Dissector on the official product site or in the manual.

While we’re at it, we’ve had a small contest for finding a name for this tool on our blog. In the end we have decided to go with the name PDF Dissector which is a name we came up with ourselves. However, we still want to give away the free license of PDF Dissector we promised for the contest. The runner-up entry was PDF Enspect, suggested by Dirk Loss. He will receive the download link for his free license soon.

4 Responses to “Official release of PDF Dissector 1.0”

  1. izlesa Says:

    great tool ))

  2. pfffff Says:

    How do you know izlesa? It costs $350…

  3. Alan Says:

    good tool but too expansive

    • Christian Blichmann Says:

      Hey Alan,

      what do you think would be a reasonable price? Also, try calculating how much the development of a similiar tool would cost you. I think you will find that PDF Dissector is much cheaper than that.



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