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This search allows you to look for evidence of exploitation for CVE-2016-4859, the Splunk Open Redirect Vulnerability.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud

  • Last Updated: 2017-09-19
  • Author: Bhavin Patel, Splunk
  • ID: d199fb99-2312-451a-9daa-e5efa6ed76a7


Kill Chain Phase
  • Delivery
  • ID.RA
  • RS.MI
  • PR.PT
  • PR.AC
  • PR.IP
  • DE.CM
  • CIS 3
  • CIS 4
  • CIS 18
ID Summary CVSS
CVE-2016-4859 Open redirect vulnerability in Splunk Enterprise 6.4.x prior to 6.4.3, Splunk Enterprise 6.3.x prior to 6.3.6, Splunk Enterprise 6.2.x prior to 6.2.10, Splunk Enterprise 6.1.x prior to 6.1.11, Splunk Enterprise 6.0.x prior to 6.0.12, Splunk Enterprise 5.0.x prior to 5.0.16 and Splunk Light prior to 6.4.3 allows to redirect users to arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks via unspecified vectors. 5.8
index=_internal sourcetype=splunk_web_access return_to="/%09/*" 
| `open_redirect_in_splunk_web_filter`


The SPL above uses the following Macros:

:information_source: open_redirect_in_splunk_web_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.

Required field

  • _time

How To Implement

No extra steps needed to implement this search.

Known False Positives

None identified

Associated Analytic story


Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
25.0 50 50 tbd

:information_source: The Risk Score is calculated by the following formula: Risk Score = (Impact * Confidence/100). Initial Confidence and Impact is set by the analytic author.


Test Dataset

Replay any dataset to Splunk Enterprise by using our tool or the UI. Alternatively you can replay a dataset into a Splunk Attack Range

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