KBID 67 - Open Redirect

Running the app

$ docker pull blabla1337/owasp-skf-lab:url-redirection
$ docker run -ti -p blabla1337/owasp-skf-lab:url-redirection

Now that the app is running let's go hacking!

Running the app Python3

First, make sure python3 and pip are installed on your host machine. After installation, we go to the folder of the lab we want to practise "i.e /skf-labs/XSS/, /skf-labs/jwt-secret/ " and run the following commands:

$ pip3 install -r requirements.txt
$ python3 <labname>

Now that the app is running let's go hacking!

Docker Image and write-up thanks to ContraHack!


Step 1

The application shows that there is a new version of the website available somewhere, and a click on the button "Go to new website" will redirect you to it.

If we click on the button we will be redirected on the new page http://localhost:5000/newsite

Step 2

Intercepting the traffic generated by the application, we note that the redirection is performed using the following call

GET /redirect?newurl=newsite

that will generate a 302 Redirect response from the server.

Inspecting the source code, it's possible to see no input validation of newurl query string parameter is in place.

def redirector():
landing_page = request.args.get('newurl')
return redirect(landing_page, 302)


The exploitation is pretty straightforward. Replay the redirection request, but at this time change the value of newurl into another URL.

Original request


Modified request


Using the payload above we will be able to successfully redirect a user to a malicious website

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