Bypassing CSRF token protection by abusing a misconfigured CORS policy


Brief explanation of SOP, CORS and CSRF (skip if you know already)

Understanding our target before the attack

main page
Registration as user/user
Login request. Not important
Logged in and Change Password page
CSRF token in html form
Change password request
Change password response
Change password request testing CORS vuln
Change password response testing CORS vuln

The Attack

Wrapping everything up!

Complete attack requests
2nd request. CSRF Token extraction request
2nd Request Response. CSRF Token extraction response
3rd Request. Actual CSRF attack with the token included and the password we chose!! ACCOUNT TAKEOVER

Final words



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