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From Marc Perkel <supp...@junkemailfilter.com>
Subject Re: PDF files containing executables?
Date Thu, 03 Mar 2016 21:05:37 GMT


On 03/03/16 13:02, David B Funk wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Mar 2016, Marc Perkel wrote:
>
>> A customer of mine inquired about executable viruses inside of PDF 
>> files. Is that so? And if it is - is there any way of detecting 
>> executables inside of PDF?
>
> I don't know that PDFs can contain classical ".exe" type executables 
> but they
> can clearly contain 'active content' (javascript, flash, etc) which 
> can be
> abused as a malware delivery vehicle.
> So for practical purposes PDFs can be considered potential virus 
> containers.
>
> AV scanners have rules for detecting malware inside PDFs but that's 
> always a catch-up game.
>

Hi David,

Is there a way to detect any executable code so that I can just block 
all PDF files with executables.

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Marc Perkel - Sales/Support
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