CVE-2020-28168 Axios NPM SSRF
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Axios NPM package 0.21.0 contains a Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerability where an attacker can bypass a proxy by providing a URL that responds with a redirect to a restricted host or IP address.
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The CVSS Base Score is 9.8 (Critical)
Axios Version [0.21.0]
Node.js Version [v12.18.2]
This vulnerability is reported by the Github Project.
This NPM make XMLHttpRequests from the browser; makes http requests from node.js; supports the Promise API; intercept request and response; transform request and response data; cancels requests; automatically transforms JSON data; client side support for protecting against XSRF
In cases where Axios is used by servers to perform http requests to user-supplied URLs, a proxy is commonly used to protect internal networks from unauthorized access and SSRF. This bug enables an attacker to bypass the proxy by providing a URL that responds with a redirect to a restricted host/IP. Public exploit for this vulnerability exists here.
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