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Adobe PDF Embedded EXE Social Engineering

This module embeds a Metasploit payload into an existing PDF file. The resulting PDF can be sent to a target as part of a social engineering attack.

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Module Name

exploit/windows/fileformat/adobe_pdf_embedded_exe

Authors

  • Colin Ames <amesc [at] attackresearch.com>
  • jduck <jduck [at] metasploit.com>

References

Targets

  • Adobe Reader v8.x, v9.x / Windows XP SP3 (English/Spanish) / Windows Vista/7 (English)

Platforms

  • windows

Reliability

Development

Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/windows/fileformat/adobe_pdf_embedded_exe msf exploit(adobe_pdf_embedded_exe) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(adobe_pdf_embedded_exe) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(adobe_pdf_embedded_exe) > show options ...show and set options... msf exploit(adobe_pdf_embedded_exe) > exploit

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