Evading Signature Validation in Digitally Signed PDF

Author
Dr. Ramesh Cheripelli, Swathi Ch
Keywords
Behavioural Detection; Malware Evasion; Shadow Attack; System Call Obfuscation; Electronic Mail; Authentication; Password; Cross Site Password Reuses
Abstract
Carefully marked Portable Document Formats (PDFs) are utilized in agreements, contracts, bills, proposals, and arrangements to ensure the genuineness and trustworthiness of their material. A normal client would accept that carefully marked PDF records are conclusive and cannot be additionally altered. Be that as it may, different changes like adding comments to a marked PDF or rounding out structure fields are permitted and do not nullify PDF marks. In this paper, we show that this adaptability permits attackers to totally change a record’s substance while keeping the first signature approval status immaculate.
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Received : 19 March 2021
Accepted : 15 September 2021
Published : 24 September 2021
DOI: 10.30726/esij/v8.i3.2021.83017

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