WordPress Open Redirect

Sooraj V Nair
Published on
26 Jun 2018

Open Redirect is a vulnerability by which a web application fails to authenticate URLs. This will lead to attackers directing the end users to malicious sites to extract information.

Server that uses a vulnerable version of WordPress(2.9.2-4.8.1). It can be vulnerable to an open redirect attack. It could easily be done in user edit and edit tag form. Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards by this server allow redirecting a user to a new website without any proper validation of the target redirect.

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Sooraj V Nair
Sooraj V Nair
Cyber Security Engineer
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