Writing secure Flash apps with help from SWFScan

From the HP site:

HP SWFScan, a free tool developed by HP Web Security Research Group, will automatically find security vulnerabilities in applications built on the Flash platform.
  1. Download and install SWFScan from http://www.hp.com/go/swfscan.
  2. Run SWFScan.
  3. Click the Settings button. The Settings dialog box displays.
  4. Select the Checks tab. Then just click on each one of the items to read about the vulnerability and the potential fix for it.
The tool runs on Windows only.
You just point it at a file or URL, and it will decompile it. It will also analyze the swf to detect any embedded URLS, and more importantly any potential security threats (Database connection strings, passwords, debug messaging, cross site scripting vulnerabilities, etc..). This could be useful if you are auditing applications, or if you are inheriting a legacy application and want to find any weaknesses in it.

About Saran

Hello there!!! I'm Saravanan, born and living in India. The main reason i decided to start this project it was because there should be a way to transfer my knowledge which i experimented in flash to all. i try to concentrate as much as possible all kind of issues can appear to someone is developing an Flash application. If you need help, or if you would like to see in this blog some issues, send me an e-mail to rksaran@rediffmail.com Follow Me: twitter:http://twitter.com/rksaran Best Regards, SRK
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