Potential Server-Side Request Forgery vulnerability. This rule is emitted when user-controlled input can be passed into a network request.
Passing untrusted user input to network requests could be dangerous.
If an attacker can fully control a HTTP request they could connect to internal services. Depending on the nature of these, this can pose a security risk. (e.g. backend services, admin interfaces, AWS metadata, ...)
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Mitigating SSRF vulnerabilities can be tricky. Disallowing IPs would likely not work as an attacker could create a malicious domain that points to an internal DNS name.
- Having an allow list of domains that can be connected to.
- Pointing cURL to a proxy that has no access to internal resources.