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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


Apollos Apps is an open source platform for launching church-related apps. In Apollos Apps versions prior to 2.19.1-canary.10, new user registrations are able to access anyone's account by only knowing their basic profile information (name, birthday, gender, etc). This includes all app functionality within the app, as well as any authenticated links to Rock-based webpages (such as giving and events). There is a patch in version 2.19.1-canary.10. As a workaround, one can patch one's server by overriding the `create` data source method on the `People` class.

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CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Improper (or broken) authentication attacks are widespread, and have accounted for many of the worst data breaches in recent years. Improper authentication attacks are a class of vulnerabilities where an attacker impersonates a legitimate user by exploiting weaknesses in either session management or credential management to gain access to the user’s account. This can result in disclosure of sensitive information, and can lead to system compromise, theft, identity theft, and fraud.

Advisory Timeline

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