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Text injection via invalid URLs

Text injection via invalid URLs

Injecting malicious content into a web url to mislead users.

Security Misconfiguration (SM)

"Content spoofing vulnerability is a web application security flaw where attackers inject malicious content into user-supplied data. By exploiting this vulnerability, attackers can manipulate the displayed content, misleading users. An example involves redirecting users from valid website to a fake website. "

"Content spoofing vulnerability is a web application security flaw where attackers inject malicious content into user-supplied data. By exploiting this vulnerability, attackers can manipulate the displayed content, misleading users. An example involves redirecting users from valid website to a fake website. "

Impact of the vulnerability

Impact of the vulnerability

This attack is typically used as, or in conjunction with, social engineering because the attack is exploiting a code-based vulnerability and a user’s trust.

This attack is typically used as, or in conjunction with, social engineering because the attack is exploiting a code-based vulnerability and a user’s trust.

How this template works

APIs Selection

The template uses API selection filters to extract a specific value from the URL. In this case, it extracts the value of the "url" parameter and assigns it to the variable "urlVar".

Execute request

The template performs a single request using the modified URL. It modifies the URL by appending a message and a fake website URL. The modified URL is then used to make the request.

Validation

The template validates the response received from the request. It checks if the response payload contains a specific message indicating that the URL has been changed to a fake website. It also checks if the response headers contain the "Content-Type" header with a value indicating that the response is in HTML format.

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