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DIVD-2023-00026 - Apache Superset authentication bypass leads to RCE - CVE-2023-27524

Our reference DIVD-2023-00026
Case lead Finn van der Knaap
Researcher(s)
CVE(s)
Product Apache Superset
Versions
  • <=2.0.1
Recommendation Rotate the SECRET_KEY and update to the latest version
Workaround Rotate the SECRET_KEY by following this article from Apache: [Configuring the SECRET_KEY](https://superset.apache.org/docs/installation/configuring-superset)
Status Open
Last modified 06 Jul 2023 13:29

Summary

Recently, a writeup was posted for a vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-27524, in the open source tool Apache Superset. A default Flask SECRET_KEY is used, this key signs the cookies of user logging in. By default, this key is one of 5 standard keys, which per the software’s documentation should be changed. When an attacker knows this key, they can sign their own cookies, as a result the attacker can forge their own cookies to log in as an administrator.

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Date Description
02 Jul 2023 Started research
02 Jul 2023-
02 Jul 2023
publishing casefile
gantt title DIVD-2023-00026 - Apache Superset authentication bypass leads to RCE - CVE-2023-27524 dateFormat YYYY-MM-DD axisFormat %e %b %Y section Case DIVD-2023-00026 - Apache Superset authentication bypass leads to RCE - CVE-2023-27524 (still open) :2023-07-02, 2024-04-30 section Events Started research : milestone, 2023-07-02, 0d publishing casefile (0 days) : 2023-07-02, 2023-07-02

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