Flash '.swf' File Detection

Info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4674


The remote web server is hosting .swf files.


The remote web server is hosting .swf files.
Distributing such files over the web can be done, but the webmaster should make sure that they do not contain confidential data. Flash '.swf' files are easily decompiled into source code using tools such as Flare (www.nowrap.de/flare.html).


Ensure that confidential data is not present within the '.swf' file. Note: PVS only reports on the first occurence of this item on a web server. Parse your entire web source for similar occurrences.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 4674

Family: Data Leakage

Published: 2008/09/15

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:flash_player