What's the security issue of this scenario related to tampering with the continue parameter:

  1. Go to: https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=[service name]&passive=true&continue=https://[service].google.com/?continue=https://efbrcko.com/&ltmpl=ae
  2. When I sign in, I get redirected to efbrcko.ba/?state=[long random char text]

What is the state value used for? Could this be considered a vulnerability, e.g. token hijacking or something similar?


If you use the basic HTML web version of Gmail and have look at the hyperlinks inside the mail, you'll find your answer.

The issue happens because there are many open redirects for Google, since they don't consider this a security vulnerability.

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