IDOR to delete user resources in usememos/memos


Reported on

Dec 28th 2022


Insecure direct object references (IDOR) are a type of access control vulnerability that arises when an application uses user-supplied input to access objects directly.

Proof of Concept

1) Login into your account at
2) Turn on your burpsuite proxy
3) Go to the resources endpoint , delete a resource and capture the request 
4) Send this request to the repeater and drop the current request
5) Change the Resource ID to victims Resource ID and forward the request 
6)  You will see that the victims memo has been archived 

POC video:

# Impact

An attacker is able to delete victims resources through an IDOR and cause huge impact on user "integrity"
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STEVEN marked this as fixed in 0.9.1 with commit 3556ae 12 days ago
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