ReadPDFFile V2 gives error when reading PDF file

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ReadPDFFile V2 gives error when reading PDF file

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Hi everyone,


I was trying to make a playbook to extract indicators (Hash values, domains, IP addresses) from a PDF file. I tried to use the ReadPDFFile V2 utility, however it gives the below error on 2 of the PDF files I tried.


!ReadPDFFileV2 entryID="29@14" maxImages="20" auto-extract="inline"(Scripts)
Could not load pdf file in EntryID 29@14 Error: ''
Any idea how I can resolve this?
I though it was the PDF version at first (the original file is 1.5), so i tried converting to v1.8 and still it failed.
Thanks in advance.

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L2 Linker


Yes, this looks related.  Glad to help!


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L2 Linker

Good morning, is '' an indicator inside the PDF?

Hi @jwilkes 


It is not present in the file. There are 2 other domains not related to this and a couple of hashes and CVE.



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Do other PDFs with the same PDF version work with ReadPDFFileV2 ?

Hi @jwilkes 


I tried another file, the PDF present in the below site as testing. That also failed with the same error.


Since I am experimenting I am using the playbook "Phishing - Generic v3". The ReadPDFFilev2 is present in it and it stops there with the above error.


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