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How to create network servers in Python (HTTP, FTP, SMTP, SOAP, syslog, ...)

This article lists solutions to create network servers in Python for different standard protocols: HTTP, FTP, SMTP, SOAP, syslog, WebDAV, ...

Portable ExeFilter

If you want to test or use ExeFilter on Windows but you cannot or you do not want to install a Python interpreter, Portable ExeFilter is a simple solution. You just need to unzip it in any folder on a hard drive or a USB stick and it should run anywhere.

tempfilemgr - a Python module to manage temporary files

tempfilemgr is a Python 2.x module to easily create temporary files and directories, and to make sure that all of them are deleted after use. It adds several useful features to the standard tempfile module.

Origapy - a Python module to sanitize PDF files

Origapy is a Python interface to Origami, a PDF parser written in Ruby. It provides access to pdfclean.rb, in order to sanitize PDF files by disabling all active content (javascript, launch actions, embedded files, etc). Because Origami is a full PDF parser, it is much more effective than PDFiD (when sanitizing/disarming PDF files), but also quite slower.

PDFiD - a Python module to analyze and sanitize PDF files

PDF files may be used to trigger malicious content, as described here. PDFiD is a Python tool to analyze and sanitize PDF files, written by Didier Stevens. Here is PDFiD_PL, a version that I have slightly modified so that it can be imported as a module in Python applications (originally for ExeFilter).

pyxmldsig - a Python module to create and verify XML Digital Signatures (XML-DSig)

pyxmldsig is a Python module to create and verify XML Digital Signatures (XML-DSig). This is a simple interface to the PyXMLSec library, aiming to provide a more pythonic API suitable for Python applications.

How to obtain the binary representation of an integer in Python

With Python 2.6+, that's quite simple:

print "{0:b}".format(i)

Python crash course

This is a Python course I have written to quickly teach Python to my colleagues and students, made of slides and samples for hands-on exercises.

Using ExeFilter against PDF exploits and zero-days such as CVE-2009-4324

This short article shows how ExeFilter can be used to disable JavaScript in PDF files, which is effective against many Adobe Reader exploits discovered in 2009, including the recent zero-day CVE-2009-4324.

How to run Ruby code from Python (Python-Ruby bridge)

There are several solutions if you need to run Ruby code from Python. It may be useful when you find an interesting Ruby module which has no equivalent in Python.

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