An open redirection when calling a specific url.

by Maurits van Rees published 2017/11/28 15:09:00 GMT+0, last modified 2017-12-29T23:21:45+00:00
By accessing a specific URL, you could get redirected to the site of an attacker

Versions affected

  • 5.1b2
  • 5.1rc1
  • 5.1b4
  • 5.1b3
  • 5.1a2
  • 5.1a1
  • 5.0.9
  • 5.0.8
  • 5.0.7
  • 5.0.6
  • 5.0.5
  • 5.0.4
  • 5.0.3
  • 5.0.2
  • 5.0.1
  • 5.0
  • 5.0rc3
  • 5.0rc2
  • 5.0rc1
  • 4.3.15
  • 4.3.14
  • 4.3.12
  • 4.3.11
  • 4.3.10
  • 4.3.9
  • 4.3.8
  • 4.3.7
  • 4.3.6
  • 4.3.5
  • 4.3.4
  • 4.3.3
  • 4.3.2
  • 4.3.1
  • 4.3
  • 4.2.7
  • 4.2.6
  • 4.2.5
  • 4.2.4
  • 4.2.3
  • 4.2.2
  • 4.2.1
  • 4.2
  • 4.1.6
  • 4.1.5
  • 4.1.4
  • 4.1.3
  • 4.1.2
  • 4.1.1
  • 4.1
  • 4.0.10
  • 4.0.9
  • 4.0.8
  • 4.0.7
  • 4.0.5
  • 4.0.4
  • 4.0.3
  • 4.0.2
  • 4.0.1
  • 4.0
  • 3.3.6
  • 3.3.5
  • 3.3.4
  • 3.3.3
  • 3.3.2
  • 3.3.1
  • 3.3
  • 2.5.5

Vulnerability

By linking to a specific url in Plone with a parameter, an attacker could send you to his own website. On its own this is not so bad: the attacker could more easily link directly to his own website instead. But in combination with another attack, you could be sent to the Plone login form and login, then get redirected to the specific url, and then get a second redirect to the attacker website. (The specific url can be seen by inspecting the hotfix code, but we don't want to make it too easy for attackers by spelling it out here.)

Current status

Patched

Credits

Discovered by

  • Plone Security Team

Fixed by

  • Plone Security Team

Coordinated by

  • Plone Security Team