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Open redirect

Open redirect

An attacker can construct a URL within the application that causes a redirection to an arbitrary external domain.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

"Open redirection vulnerabilities arise when an application incorporates user-controllable data into the target of a redirection in an unsafe way. The ability to use an authentic application URL, targeting the correct domain and with a valid SSL certificate (if SSL is used), lends credibility to the phishing attack because many users, even if they verify these features, will not notice the subsequent redirection to a different domain"

"Open redirection vulnerabilities arise when an application incorporates user-controllable data into the target of a redirection in an unsafe way. The ability to use an authentic application URL, targeting the correct domain and with a valid SSL certificate (if SSL is used), lends credibility to the phishing attack because many users, even if they verify these features, will not notice the subsequent redirection to a different domain"

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

This behavior can be leveraged to facilitate phishing attacks against users of the application.

This behavior can be leveraged to facilitate phishing attacks against users of the application.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The API selection filters in this template are used to filter and select the specific requests that need to be modified. It checks for a response code of 302 (redirect) and then checks if the location value in the response matches the specified conditions using different methods such as request payload, query parameter, or request headers.

Execute request

In the execute section, the template modifies the request by replacing the payload_location_key with the value obtained from the sample_response_headers.location. It modifies the query parameter, body parameter, and header of the request by appending the payload_location_value to the URL of the malicious domain (http://evil.com/?p=${payload_location_value}). The follow_redirect parameter is set to false to prevent automatic redirection.

Validation

The validation section checks the response code to ensure it is still 302 (redirect). It then checks the response headers to validate if the location header contains the domain "evil.com". If the conditions are met, the validation is successful, indicating that the open redirect vulnerability has been exploited successfully.

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