OWASP Periodic Table of Vulnerabilities - Routing Detour

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Routing Detour

Root Cause Summary

This is a man in the middle type of attack, where (XML) content processors can be injected to route sensitive information to an attacker-controlled outside location. The attacker can modify the contents of the package and send it back to the original processor, unaware of the modifications.

Browser / Standards Solution

Perimeter Solution

  • Use SSL/TLS for connections between all trusted locations for confidentiality and mutual authentication.
  • Provide configuration-based whitelist for WS Routing destinations.

Generic Framework Solution

Custom Framework Solution

Custom Code Solution

Discussion / Controversy

This is actually a type of attack and not a vulnerability

References

XML Routing Detour Attacks (MITRE)
Routing Detour (WASC)