I am performing penetration testing on a web application. Let's say the site as "https://example.com"
There is a comment field , where a user can add data and it will be shown in the same page.
So I was trying multiple payloads all of them are filtered properly.
But this particular string produced something different in the page.
This is the string I entered : test
When I save this comment, it is being shown as hyperlink for the word "test" , the resulting hyperlink is this : https://example.com/normal.
If you observe, the text given in the square brackets is becoming the hyperlink by appending the text given in the normal brackets.
When we click on it , it is redirecting to the above URL (which is not a vulnerability)
When I inspected the element , it is shown like this
<a class="de-i" href="normal">test</a>
Are you aware of any bypasses and any reason why that pattern is rendered as a hyperlink.
Appreciate your inputs