OWASP Top 10 2021 News (III)

After discussing in the first post of the series some details about the new version of OWASP Top 10, and in the second one the new category A08, software and data integrity flaws, in this third and last post we are going to analyze the category A10: Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF), as well as the possibilities of mitigating these types of vulnerabilities.

A10: (Server-Side Request Forgery, SSRF)

SSRF attacks are possible when an application allows a remote resource to be obtained without validating the URL provided by the user. This type of attack can bypass the protection provided by the firewall, VPN or access controls.

For example, when an application allows you to specify a URL to which the initial request will be redirected, if we do not filter the URL to which it will be redirected, the attacker could take advantage of this to enter a random address.

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