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oleid is a script to analyze OLE files such as MS Office documents (e.g. Word, Excel), to detect specific characteristics that could potentially indicate that the file is suspicious or malicious, in terms of security (e.g. malware). For example it can detect VBA macros, embedded Flash objects, fragmentation. It is part of the oletools package.
olebrowse is a simple GUI to browse OLE files (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint documents), to view and extract individual data streams. It is part of the oletools package.
pywordform is a python module to parse Microsoft Word forms in docx format, and extract all field values with their tags into a python dictionary.
iodeflib is a python library to create, parse and edit cyber incident reports using the IODEF XML format (RFC 5070).
This article describes solutions to create a single executable file containing a Python application/script and the Python interpreter DLL with all necessary libraries. The executable file can then be launched on any system even if Python is not installed.
This article lists solutions to create network servers in Python for different standard protocols: HTTP, FTP, SMTP, SOAP, syslog, WebDAV, ...
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.
ExeFilter is an open-source tool and python framework to filter file formats in e-mails, web pages or files. It detects many common file formats and can remove active content (scripts, macros, etc) according to a configurable policy.
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.