Didier Stevens (Security Consultant, Contraste Europe NV)

Presentation Title HITB Labs: Malicious PDF Analysis
Presentation Abstract

This 2-hour lab session will teach you the fundamentals you need to know to analyze (malicious) PDF documents. Didier Stevens will familiarize you with PDFiD and pdf-parser, two essential tools for PDF analysis he authored. The workshop is hands-on: bring your laptop, start the VM we provide you (VMware or VirtualBox) and you’re ready to go! Contained in the Linux VM are the tools and PoC samples to do the exercises of the workshop.

We start with a very simple, PoC malicious PDF file (you could even analyze this PoC file with Notepad or vi) to lay out the fundamentals, and then work through more complex examples. Each attendee will receive a copy of a 20+ page PDF analysis document Didier Stevens authored. And yes, this document will be provided in the Portable Document Format, but hey, when you succesfully complete this workshop, you will know how to identify malicious PDF files!

About Didier Stevens

Didier Stevens (Microsoft MVP Consumer Security, CISSP, GSSP-C, MCSD .NET, MCSE/Security, RHCT, OSWP) is an IT Security Consultant currently working at a large Belgian financial corporation. He is employed by Contraste Europe NV, an IT Consulting Services company (www.contraste.com). You can find his open source security tools on his IT security related blog at blog.DidierStevens.com. Didier is a well-known expert on malicious PDF documents and authored the tools PDFiD and pdf-parser to assist with the analysis of PDF documents. PDFiD is one of the engines running on VirusTotal.