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Bypass captcha based protection by removing cookie

Bypass captcha based protection by removing cookie

Attackers can circumvent captcha protection by removing cookies compromising the system's security.

Lack of Resources & Rate Limiting (RL)

"The removal of cookies enables attackers to bypass captcha protection mechanisms, posing a substantial security risk." "Servers often implement rate limiting based on cookie values, allowing them to identify and restrict users who misuse their resources, subsequently prompting them to solve captchas for verification."

"The removal of cookies enables attackers to bypass captcha protection mechanisms, posing a substantial security risk." "Servers often implement rate limiting based on cookie values, allowing them to identify and restrict users who misuse their resources, subsequently prompting them to solve captchas for verification."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

Bypassing CAPTCHA protection enables hackers to automate malicious activities, such as unauthorized account access, spamming, data harvesting, and DDoS attacks.

Bypassing CAPTCHA protection enables hackers to automate malicious activities, such as unauthorized account access, spamming, data harvesting, and DDoS attacks.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The template uses API selection filters to specify the criteria for selecting the appropriate API requests to execute. In this case, the filters include checking the response code to be between 200 and 300, and checking for the presence of a specific cookie in the request headers or a specific query parameter containing the word "captcha".

Execute request

The template defines a single request to be executed. It includes instructions to delete the "cookie" header, as well as the header, body parameter, and query parameter specified by the value of the "captcha_key" variable.

Validation

After executing the request, the template specifies the validation criteria for the response. It checks that the response code is between 200 and 300, and that the response payload matches at least 80% of the expected payload. Additionally, it checks that the response payload has a length greater than 0.

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