Weak isolation on dual-use endpoint
This lab makes a flawed assumption about the user’s privilege level based on their input. As a result, it is possible to exploit the logic of its account management features to gain access to arbitrary users’ accounts.
With Burp running, log in with
wiener:peterand access the account page.
Change the password.
POST /my-account/change-passwordrequest in Burp Repeater.
Notice that if you remove the
current-passwordparameter entirely, you are able to successfully change the password without providing the current one.
The user whose password is changed is determined by the
username=administratorand send the request again.
Log out and notice that you can now successfully log in as the
administratorusing the password just set.
Go to the admin panel and delete Carlos to solve the lab.
An attacker will need to log in; access the administrator account and delete Carlos.