Able to create an account with long password leads to memory corruption / Integer Overflow in microweber/microweber

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Mar 17th 2022


I have found that there is a way to create an account with the length of more than 10k or 100k characters where it may leads to Integer overflow and the backend memory can't handle this issue

Steps to Reproduce:

  • Now we can create a simple account
  • While creating an account , In the password field we can able to input more than 10k or 100k characters in length
  • We can able to create 10k random string with the following Website Click Here
  • Generate random 10k/100k characters and Input them in password field
  • And the account will be created without any password length restriction

Impact:

By sending a very long password (1.000.000 characters) it's possible to cause a denial a service attack on the server. This may lead to the website becoming unavailable or unresponsive. Usually this problem is caused by a vulnerable password hashing implementation. When a long password is sent, the password hashing process will result in CPU and memory exhaustion.

This vulnerability was detected by sending passwords with various lengths and comparing the measured response times.

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Bozhidar Slaveykov modified the report
2 months ago
Bozhidar Slaveykov validated this vulnerability 2 months ago
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Nithissh12
2 months ago

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Awesome :-)

Bozhidar Slaveykov confirmed that a fix has been merged on 82be4f 2 months ago
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