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Open redirect using host header injection

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

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

"Executing a comprehensive vulnerability assessment by injecting 'evil.com' into the host header, 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 host header, 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 API selection filters in this template are used to filter the requests based on the response code. In this case, the filter is set to only select requests with a response code equal to 302 (redirect).

Execute request

The execute section of the template specifies the type of execution (single) and the requests to be executed. In this case, the requests include adding various headers with the value "evil.com" to test for open redirect vulnerability. The follow_redirect parameter is set to false to prevent automatic redirection.

Validation

The validation section defines the criteria for validating the response. It checks if the response code is equal to 302 and if the response headers contain the key "location" with a value that contains either "evil.com". This ensures that the response indicates a redirect to a potentially malicious website.

Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of injecting 'evil.com' into the host headers in this test

How does an open redirect vulnerability pose a risk to the application and its users

What is the impact of the OPEN_REDIRECT_HOST_HEADER_INJECTION subcategory

What are the selection filters used in this test

What headers are being added to the request in this test

What validation criteria are used to determine the success of the test

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