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Write-up by Amit Klein: "Forging HTTP request headers with Flash" Jul 24 2006 07:28PM
Amit Klein (AKsecurity) (aksecurity hotpop com) (1 replies)
Re: Write-up by Amit Klein: "Forging HTTP request headers with Flash" Jul 26 2006 07:42PM
Amit Klein (AKsecurity) (aksecurity hotpop com) (1 replies)
Re: Write-up by Amit Klein: "Forging HTTP request headers with Flash" Jul 27 2006 02:43AM
3CO (threecheeseopera gmail com) (1 replies)
FYI Flash9 added a new property for object and embed tags to prevent
this technique from being used: "allowNetworking":
http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flex/2/docs/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/ww
help.htm?context=LiveDocs_Parts&file=00001590.html

That page doesn't explicitly list LoadVars as being disallowed, but I
just tested, and it is true.

For instance, Myspace has added that to all embed tags to prevent fun
from occurring.

Great paper though (as usual); thanks.

On 7/26/06, Amit Klein (AKsecurity) <aksecurity (at) hotpop (dot) com [email concealed]> wrote:
> Hi
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> A reader going by the nickname "xeek" pointed out to me that
> the examples in the paper making use of the HTTP GET request
> do not work as-is (thanks xeek!). After looking at the matter,
> I realized that I made a silly mistake. In my research, I
> toyed with the LoadVars.send() method with 2 arguments
> (url and target window), and had Flash automatically
> select the appropriate methd (GET if empty body, POST if
> non-empty body). The exploit works fine this way. When I
> documented my findings, I decided to explicitly add the HTTP
> method, to clarify the write-up. BIG mistake - turns out
> that in such case, Flash doesn't send the headers if GET is
> used (sounds like a bug...). And pity I didn't verify the exact
> code I used in the write-up...
>
> Anyway, to summarize - there's a mistake in the document,
> and it's easily fixed. In each GET example, simply remove
> the explicit method (i.e. delete all instances of ,"GET" in
> the write-up). For example (the first example in the paper):
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> req.send("http://www.vuln.site/some/page.cgi?p1=v1&p2=v2",
> "_blank");
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> This works as advertised, and as also verified by xeek.
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> Thanks, and sorry for the mistake,
> -Amit
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Re: Write-up by Amit Klein: "Forging HTTP request headers with Flash" Jul 27 2006 05:52AM
Amit Klein (AKsecurity) (aksecurity hotpop com)


 

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