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From "Sascha Szott (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (TIKA-267) encrypted pdf files aren't handled properly
Date Mon, 10 Aug 2009 23:29:14 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TIKA-267?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel

Sascha Szott updated TIKA-267:

    Summary: encrypted pdf files aren't handled properly  (was: encrypted files aren't handled

> encrypted pdf files aren't handled properly
> -------------------------------------------
>                 Key: TIKA-267
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TIKA-267
>             Project: Tika
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: parser
>    Affects Versions: 0.4
>         Environment: Ubuntu Linux 8.10, JRE 1.5
>            Reporter: Sascha Szott
>            Priority: Critical
>   Original Estimate: 0.08h
>  Remaining Estimate: 0.08h
> While I was working on extracting full texts out of a bunch of pdf documents, I realized
an odd behaviour of Tika when processing encrypted documents (those documents that restrict
the execution of specific actions, e.g. editing or printing). To extract content from an encrypted
pdf document you do not have to decrypt the document in every case. For instance, when creating
an (encrypted) pdf document the author can decide to allow content extraction without the
need of providing a password. Unfortunately, Tika's pdf parser isn't aware of this at the
moment. Therefore, I suggest a minor change inside the parse method in class org.apache.tika.parser.pdf.PDFParser
by introducing an additional check ("is copying allowed") before trying to decrypt the document.
> To be more precise, I'll provide a code snippet:
> public void parse(...) throws ... {
>   PDDocument pdfDocument = PDDocument.load(stream);
>   try {
>     //decrypt document only if copying is not allowed
>     if (!pdfDocument.getCurrentAccessPermission().canExtractContent()) {
>       if (pdfDocument.isEncrypted()) {
>         try {
>           pdfDocument.decrypt("");
>         } catch (Exception e) {
>           // Ignore
>         }
>       }
>     }
>     ...
> Another solution to this problem would be to eliminate the "isEncrypted" check since
PDFBox seems to handle the extraction of content out of encrypted documents correctly (and
throws an IOException in case of failure).

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