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URL Redirection to Untrusted Site ('Open Redirect')


Severity Medium
Score 5.4/10


This affects the package "" versions before 0.12.0. The Open Redirect vulnerability exists in the next query parameter. The application uses url.Parse(r.FormValue("next")) to extract path and eventually redirect user to a relative URL, but if next parameter starts with multiple backslashes like "\\\\\\", browser will redirect user to "".

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CWE-601 - Open Redirect

An open redirect attack employs a URL parameter, HTML refresh tags, or a DOM based location change to exploit the trust of a vulnerable domain to direct the users to a malicious website. The attack could lead to higher severity vulnerabilities such as unauthorized access control, account takeover, XSS, and more.

Advisory Timeline

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