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CSRF Login attack

CSRF Login attack

Hackers trick users to log into their account by forging requests, exploiting server authentication.

Broken User Authentication (BUA)

"A login CSRF attack involves hackers tricking users into logging into an attacker-controlled account." "By forging a request using their credentials and submitting it to the victim's browser, the server mistakenly authenticates the request, granting access to the attacker's account."

"A login CSRF attack involves hackers tricking users into logging into an attacker-controlled account." "By forging a request using their credentials and submitting it to the victim's browser, the server mistakenly authenticates the request, granting access to the attacker's account."

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

"Depending on the user account and information exposed, the impacts of an attack range from mild to severe." "Some consequences of a successful login CSRF attack include: Deployment of malicious code, Unauthorized financial transactions and Data breach and sensitive information exposure"

"Depending on the user account and information exposed, the impacts of an attack range from mild to severe." "Some consequences of a successful login CSRF attack include: Deployment of malicious code, Unauthorized financial transactions and Data breach and sensitive information exposure"

How this template works

APIs Selection

The template uses API selection filters to specify criteria for selecting the desired API requests. In this case, it filters requests based on the response code being between 200 and 299, the URL containing certain keywords related to login, and the request payload containing certain keywords related to passwords.

Execute request

The template specifies a single request to be executed. It deletes a specific header from the request using the extracted value from the request headers. This step is performed to simulate the removal of a potentially vulnerable header that could be exploited in a CSRF login attack.

Validation

The template defines validation criteria for the response received from the executed request. It checks that the response code is between 200 and 299, the response payload matches at least 80% of the expected payload, and the response length is greater than 0. These validations ensure that the request was successful and the response meets the expected criteria.

Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of the CSRF_LOGIN_ATTACK array in this test

How are the API selection filters used in this test

What does the execute section of the test do

How is the response validated in this test

What are some potential impacts of a successful login CSRF attack

What are some references for further information on CSRF login attacks

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