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Weak Password Recovery Mechanism for Forgotten Password


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


Craft CMS allows a remote unauthenticated attacker, who knows at least one valid username, to reset the account's password and take over the account by providing a crafted HTTP header to the application while using the password reset functionality. Specifically, the attacker must send X-Forwarded-Host to the /index.php?p=admin/actions/users/send-password-reset-email URI. NOTE: The vendor's position is that a customer can already work around this by adjusting the configuration (i.e., by not using the default configuration). This issue affects versions prior to 3.7.36.

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  • HIGH
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  • HIGH

CWE-640 - Weak Password Recovery Mechanism for Forgotten Password

The software contains a mechanism for users to recover or change their passwords without knowing the original password, but the mechanism is weak.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published