"Input validation errors have been identified in code generated by Dreamweaver and Contribute which could lead to potential cross-site scripting attacks," Adobe explains in one of its bulletins. "Only customers who have used the Insert Flash Video command in Dreamweaver or Contribute may be vulnerable."
Rich Cannings, a senior information security engineer at Google, described the risks in a public Google Docs file earlier in January, noting that many Web authoring tools insert vulnerable ActionScript code into Flash (.SWF) files. He said that Google hacking queries could reveal hundreds of thousands of vulnerable .SWF files and that "a considerable percentage of major Internet sites are affected."
XSS vulnerabilities are not uncommon. The site XSSed.com maintains a list of reported XSS holes in Web sites. On Friday, January 18, at the time this article was filed, 10 new vulnerabilities have been reported. The site shows that XSS vulnerabilities have been reported many high-profile domains including yahoo.com, google.com, youtube.com, and msn.com, to name a few. Some of these flaws have been fixed; others apparently remain.
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