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On (OAuth) token hijacks for fun and profit part #1 (Google/Microsoft integration)

Here we go again.... I have already blogged about (OAuth) token hijacks [1] [2] , but hey, things happens and re-happens :) In the past I had mainly focused my attention on Authorization Servers weakness. As the cited Facebook's vulnerable regex pattern matching for redirect_uri. It turns out that also OAuth client can screw things up and leak token (or authorization codes). So here is the tl;dr: If you are building an OAuth client,   Thou shall register a redirect_uri as much as specific as you can i.e. if your OAuth client callback is then DO register   NOT JUST h ttps:// or The main reason behind this is that sometimes Authorization Server (AS) use exotic and unexpected redirect_uri validation policies. As mentioned in some previous post the ONLY safe validation method the Authorization