6.5 CVE-2023-2544


Authorization bypass vulnerability in UPV PEIX, affecting the component "pdf_curri_new.php". Through a POST request, an authenticated user could change the ID parameter to retrieve all the stored information of other registered users.


CWE-639 : Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key
The system's authorization functionality does not prevent one user from gaining access to another user's data or record by modifying the key value identifying the data. The "Insecure Direct Object Reference" term, as described in the OWASP Top Ten, is broader than this CWE because it also covers path traversal (CWE-22). Within the context of vulnerability theory, there is a similarity between the OWASP concept and CWE-706: Use of Incorrectly-Resolved Name or Reference. BOLA is used in the 2019 OWASP API Security Top 10 and is said to be the same as IDOR. "Horizontal Authorization" is used to describe situations in which two users have the same privilege level, but must be prevented from accessing each other's resources. This is fairly common when using key-based access to resources in a multi-user context. Automated static analysis, commonly referred to as Static Application Security Testing (SAST), can find some instances of this weakness by analyzing source code (or binary/compiled code) without having to execute it. Typically, this is done by building a model of data flow and control flow, then searching for potentially-vulnerable patterns that connect "sources" (origins of input) with "sinks" (destinations where the data interacts with external components, a lower layer such as the OS, etc.) For each and every data access, ensure that the user has sufficient privilege to access the record that is being requested. Make sure that the key that is used in the lookup of a specific user's record is not controllable externally by the user or that any tampering can be detected. Use encryption in order to make it more difficult to guess other legitimate values of the key or associate a digital signature with the key so that the server can verify that there has been no tampering. An educational application does not appropriately restrict file IDs to a particular user. The attacker can brute-force guess IDs, indicating IDOR.




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