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Server Side Request Forgery


SSRF flaws occur whenever a web application is fetching a remote resource without validating the user-supplied URL. It allows an attacker to coerce the application to send a crafted request to an unexpected destination, even when protected by a firewall, VPN, or another type of network access control list (ACL).


Basic blacklisting and regular expressions are a bad approach to mitigating SSRF.

The correct ways to prevent SSRF are:

  • Whitelisting and DNS resolution: whitelist the hostname (DNS name) or IP address that your application needs to access. (Best method to prevent SSRF))
  • Response handling: To prevent response data from leaking to the attacker, you must ensure that the received response is as expected. Under no circumstances should the raw response body from the request sent by the server be delivered to the client.
  • Disabling unused URL schemas: if your application only uses HTTP or HTTPS to make requests, allow only these URL schemas. Once unused URL schemas are disabled, the attacker will be unable to exploit the web application to make requests using potentially dangerous schemas such as file:///, dict://, ftp://, and gopher://.
  • Authentication on internal services.


Identifier: request_forgery/ssrf


Ignore this check

"checks": {
"request_forgery/ssrf": {
"skip": true


  • Escape Severity: HIGH
    • OWASP: API7:2023
    • PCI DSS: 6.5.6
    • CWE
      • 441
      • 610
      • 668
      • 918
    • WASC: WASC-15


  • CVSS_SCORE: 7.3