Weak Password Policy in athou/commafeed


Reported on

Jul 5th 2022


This application commafeed is using a weak password policy. Acunetix was able to guess the credentials required to access this page. A weak password is short, common, a system default, or something that could be rapidly guessed by executing a brute force attack using a subset of all possible passwords, such as words in the dictionary, proper names, words based on the user name or common variations on these themes.

Proof of Concept

1- Create a new user in the portal
2- Give a password as simple as 123456.
3. We can register successfully


An attacker could easily guess user passwords and gain access user accounts.

We are processing your report and will contact the athou/commafeed team within 24 hours. a year ago
A GitHub Issue asking the maintainers to create a SECURITY.md exists a year ago
Jérémie Panzer modified the Severity from Critical to Low a year ago
The researcher has received a minor penalty to their credibility for miscalculating the severity: -1
Jérémie Panzer validated this vulnerability a year ago
saharshtapi has been awarded the disclosure bounty
The fix bounty is now up for grabs
The researcher's credibility has increased: +7
Jérémie Panzer marked this as fixed in 2.6.0 with commit 899a8d a year ago
The fix bounty has been dropped
This vulnerability will not receive a CVE
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