HTML Injection

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jul 03, 2013 03:58 am PST

HTML Injection is a vulnerability which occurs in web applications that allows users to insert html code via a specific parameter for example or an entry point.

This type of attack can be used in combination with some sort of social engineering in order to trick valid users of the application to open malicious websites or to insert their credentials in a fake login form that it will redirect the users to a page that captures cookies and credentials.

In this tutorial we are going to see how we can exploit this vulnerability effectively once it is discovered. For the needs of the article the Mutillidae will be used as the vulnerable application.

Let’s say we have a page like the following:


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