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Use of Hard-coded Credentials


Severity High
Score 7.3/10


An issue was discovered in GamerPolls 0.4.6, related to config/environments/all.js and config/initializers/02_passport.js. An attacker can edit the Passport.js contents of the session cookie to contain the ID number of the account they wish to take over, and re-sign it using the hard coded secret.

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CWE-798 - Use of Hard-coded Credentials

The software contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data.


Advisory Timeline

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