Improper Authorization in Parse Server



Published: 2020-09-15
Risk Medium
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID N/A
CWE ID CWE-285
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Parse Server
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor Parse Community

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Authorization

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3: 6.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:U/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-285 - Improper Authorization

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authorization checks.

The vulnerability exists when the affected software uses the REST api to create a new session token, that tokens is not set as restricted. A remote attacker can bypass authorization checks and gain access to target system.

Mitigation

Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

Parse Server: 2.0.5, 2.0.6, 2.0.7, 2.0.8, 2.1.0, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.0, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.2.4, 2.2.5, 2.2.6, 2.2.7, 2.2.8, 2.2.9, 2.2.10, 2.2.11, 2.2.12, 2.2.13, 2.2.14, 2.2.15, 2.2.16, 2.2.17, 2.2.18, 2.2.19, 2.2.20, 2.2.21, 2.2.22, 2.2.23, 2.2.24, 2.2.25, 2.3.0, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.5, 2.3.6, 2.3.7, 2.3.8, 2.4.0, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.5.0, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.0, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 2.6.4, 2.6.5, 2.7.0, 2.7.1, 2.7.2, 2.7.3, 2.7.4, 2.8.0, 2.8.1, 2.8.2, 2.8.3, 2.8.4, 3.0.0, 3.1.0, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.0, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.3.0, 3.4.0, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 3.4.4, 3.5.0, 3.6.0, 3.7.0, 3.7.1, 3.7.2, 3.8.0, 3.9.0, 3.10.0, 4.0.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.1.0, 4.2.0, 4.3.0

CPE External links

https://snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-JS-PARSESERVER-590116
https://github.com/parse-community/parse-server/issues/6612

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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