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Open redirect in path

Open redirect in path

Tests for open redirect vulnerability by injecting evil.com into URL path, ensuring secure redirection and protection against malicious redirects.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

"Executing a comprehensive vulnerability assessment by injecting 'evil.com' into the urls, aiming to detect and mitigate open redirect vulnerabilities. Open redirects can enable attackers to trick users into visiting malicious websites, leading to various risks such as phishing, malware distribution, and unauthorized access. Ensuring robust protection against this vulnerability is crucial for preserving user trust, data integrity, and overall system security.

"Executing a comprehensive vulnerability assessment by injecting 'evil.com' into the urls, aiming to detect and mitigate open redirect vulnerabilities. Open redirects can enable attackers to trick users into visiting malicious websites, leading to various risks such as phishing, malware distribution, and unauthorized access. Ensuring robust protection against this vulnerability is crucial for preserving user trust, data integrity, and overall system security.

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 template uses API selection filters to specify the criteria for selecting the API requests to be executed. In this case, the filters are based on the response code and URL. The filter checks if the response code is equal to 302 (redirect) and if the URL matches a regular expression pattern. It also extracts a variable called "urlVar" from the URL.

Execute request

The template defines a single request to be executed. It modifies the URL by replacing the protocol (http or https) with "http://evil.com" using a regular expression. It then disables following redirects for this request.

Validation

After executing the request, the template validates the response. It checks if the response code is equal to 302 (redirect) and if the response headers contain the key "location" with a value that contains either "evil.com". This validation ensures that the request was redirected to a URL containing "evil.com", indicating a potential open redirect vulnerability.

Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of injecting 'evil.com' into the URL path in this test

How does this test help in detecting and mitigating open redirect vulnerabilities

What are the potential risks associated with open redirect vulnerabilities

Why is it important to ensure robust protection against open redirect vulnerabilities

What category and severity level does this vulnerability fall under

What are some references or resources that provide more information about open redirect vulnerabilities

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