I have this URL that I sometimes use to redirect my users. It looks like:


However, I'm checking if the domain part of the parameter ends with:


and some other domains I consider valid.

So. Can someone can and hack my website if I have those checks in place?

  • If you just check the prefix the following is possible: https://mywebsite.com/?redirectTo=https://google.com.attacker.net/. But if this results only in the redirect this is not really a hack of the website but only a misuse using an open redirect vulnerability. – Steffen Ullrich Mar 17 '19 at 18:11
  • Steffen, sorry, I'm checking the suffix, not the prefix. I wrote it wrong in the question. I'm checking if the domain part ends with mywebsite.com (and some other valid domains) – Stephen H. Anderson Mar 17 '19 at 18:26
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    It should check for .google.com$ + ^google.com$, not google.com$ also matching attackersgoogle.com. – Esa Jokinen Mar 17 '19 at 18:38

While it is impossible to tell as you have not supplied any source code. I would say, maybe, if you are just checking the website as a sub-string to see if it is valid, have you considered the following?

There are many ways to get around the restriction of just validating the end of a string. It would be much better if you whitelist the exact domains that are accessible rather than relying on regex.

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