Accept weak password in reset-password function in bookwyrm-social/bookwyrm


Reported on

Jul 11th 2022


Step to reproduce:

1. Go to
2. Type your email and recieve reset password link.
3. Enter a as new password and success.

Proof of Concept

POST /password-reset/D4VUXDL5 HTTP/2
Cookie: csrftoken=ivRWhtdEybPyWPLQQeSerUxyZxoHTLM3n7WEY8ANL6vVlWnx4h5vM5WlNrRlO4Bx; django_language=None
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:103.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/103.0
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/avif,image/webp,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Language: vi-VN,vi;q=0.8,en-US;q=0.5,en;q=0.3
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: 114
Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1
Sec-Fetch-Dest: document
Sec-Fetch-Mode: navigate
Sec-Fetch-Site: same-origin
Sec-Fetch-User: ?1
Te: trailers



With the server accept weak password lead to allow attacker perform brute-force attack to gain access to the victim's account.

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a month ago


Hi @maintainer,

If this vulnerability has been fixed or reported before, please mark it as duplicate or information.


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