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URL Redirection to Untrusted Site ('Open Redirect')


Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10


URL Redirection to Untrusted Site ('Open Redirect') vulnerability in Apache Software Foundation Apache Helix UI component. This issue affects Apache Helix all releases from 0.8.0 through 1.0.4. Solution: removed the the forward component since it was improper designed for UI embedding.

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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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