Microsoft Internet Explorer .swf address bar spoofing

ie-swf-addressbar-spoofing (25634) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Microsoft Internet Explorer could allow a remote attacker to spoof the address bar, caused by an error when loading a Macromedia Flash file (.swf). A remote attacker could create a specially-crafted Web page, which would load a .swf file and a Web site in the same window using the '' method, which could allow the remote attacker to spoof the address bar of the browser. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to conduct spoofing or phishing attacks.

Note: This vulnerability may also affect other Web browsers, including Firefox.




Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in the latest Microsoft Security Bulletin. See References.

— OR —

Use Microsoft Automatic Update if it is supported by your operating system. The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.


Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server x64
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP1 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows XP x64 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5


Apr 03, 2006

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