Written by Ulises Gascón

Apr 08, 20201 min read

The attack

Adobe Flash and Adobe Acrobat can load content from your domain even from other sites (in other words, cross-domain). This could cause unexpected data disclosure in rare cases or extra bandwidth usage.

The header

The X-Permitted-Cross-Domain-Policies header tells clients like Flash and Acrobat what cross-domain policies they can use. If you don’t want them to load data from your domain, set the header’s value to none. For example:

X-Permitted-Cross-Domain-Policies: none

If Flash loads something from your site and sees that, it’ll know that it shouldn’t load data from your domain.

The code

Helmet’s crossdomain middleware prevents Adobe Flash and Adobe Acrobat from loading content on your site.

const helmet = require('helmet')

// Sets "X-Permitted-Cross-Domain-Policies: none"