Http redirect security bypass

Description
  • This issue occurs when handling HTTP 'Location:' redirect requests. The software fails to verify target protocols used in an automatic redirect request. An attacker running a malicious server could redirect a URI request and use a URI handler such as 'file://' to obtain files from a vulnerable computer.
Remediation
  • The web application should not permit redirects from http:// to file://.
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