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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)
Re: Write-up by Amit Klein: "Forging HTTP request headers with Flash" Jul 27 2006 05:52AM
Amit Klein (AKsecurity) (aksecurity hotpop com)
On 26 Jul 2006 at 22:43, 3CO wrote:

> 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.
>

The way I understand that help page, allowNetworking is part of the OBJECT/EMBED tag. Now,
keep in mind that in the attack vectors described in my paper, the victim user/browser
visits a malicious site (e.g. by clicking a malicious link), so the way Flash is invoked
is completely controlled by the attacker (either the attacker provides the Flash object
directly, by a link ending with ".swf", or the attacker provides a link to an HTML page
containing an OBJECT/EMBED tag). And the attacker would surely not include the
allowNetworking attribute in his/her page ;-)

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

That's a different story. MySpace faces a much more complex situation, wherein the attacker
may very well be a user in MySpace allowed to upload HTML pages and Flash objects/links to
MySpace. In MySpace's context, allowNetworking may be more relevant.

> Great paper though (as usual); thanks.
>

Thanks for reading :-)

-Amit

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