URL redirection to untrusted site (‘open redirect’)


This site was found to allow open redirects from user supplied input. Open redirects are commonly abused in phishing attacks where the original domain or URL looks like a legitimate link, but then redirects a user to a malicious site. An example would be https://example.com/redirect?url=https://%62%61%64%2e%63%6f%6d%2f%66%61%6b%65%6c%6f%67%69%6e which, when decoded turns into bad.com/fakelogin.


Never redirect a client based on user input found in a GET request. It is recommended that the list of target links to redirect a user to are contained server side, and retrieved using a numerical value as an index to return the link to be redirected to. For example, /redirect?id=1 would cause the application to look up the 1 index and return a URL such as https://example.com. This URL would then be used to redirect the user, using the 301 response code and Location header.


ID Aggregated CWE Type Risk
601.1 true 601 Passive Low