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Security Advisories: GSA_kwCzR0hTQS1mbWc0LXg4cHctaGpoZ84AA5dK

Fiber has Insecure CORS Configuration, Allowing Wildcard Origin with Credentials

The CORS middleware allows for insecure configurations that could potentially expose the application to multiple CORS-related vulnerabilities. Specifically, it allows setting the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header to a wildcard ("*") while also having the Access-Control-Allow-Credentials set to true, which goes against recommended security best practices.

Impact

The impact of this misconfiguration is high as it can lead to unauthorized access to sensitive user data and expose the system to various types of attacks listed in the PortSwigger article linked in the references.

Proof of Concept

The code in cors.go allows setting a wildcard in the AllowOrigins while having AllowCredentials set to true, which could lead to various vulnerabilities.

Potential Solution

Here is a potential solution to ensure the CORS configuration is secure:

func New(config ...Config) fiber.Handler {
    if cfg.AllowCredentials && cfg.AllowOrigins == "*" {
        panic("[CORS] Insecure setup, 'AllowCredentials' is set to true, and 'AllowOrigins' is set to a wildcard.")
    }
    // Return new handler goes below
}

The middleware will not allow insecure configurations when using `AllowCredentials` and `AllowOrigins`.

Workarounds

For the meantime, users are advised to manually validate the CORS configurations in their implementation to ensure that they do not allow a wildcard origin when credentials are enabled. The browser fetch api, browsers and utilities that enforce CORS policies are not affected by this.

References

MDN Web Docs on CORS Errors
CodeQL on CORS Misconfiguration
PortSwigger on Exploiting CORS Misconfigurations
WhatWG CORS protocol and credentials

Permalink: https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-fmg4-x8pw-hjhg
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Source: GitHub Advisory Database
Origin: Unspecified
Severity: Critical
Classification: General
Published: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago


CVSS Score: 9.4
CVSS vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:L

Identifiers: GHSA-fmg4-x8pw-hjhg, CVE-2024-25124
References: Repository: https://github.com/gofiber/fiber
Blast Radius: 34.9

Affected Packages

go:github.com/gofiber/fiber/v2
Dependent packages: 5,791
Dependent repositories: 5,223
Downloads:
Affected Version Ranges: < 2.52.1
Fixed in: 2.52.1
All affected versions: 2.0.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.0.5, 2.0.6, 2.1.0, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.0, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.2.4, 2.2.5, 2.3.0, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.4.0, 2.4.1, 2.5.0, 2.6.0, 2.7.0, 2.7.1, 2.8.0, 2.9.0, 2.10.0, 2.11.0, 2.12.0, 2.13.0, 2.14.0, 2.15.0, 2.16.0, 2.17.0, 2.18.0, 2.19.0, 2.20.0, 2.20.1, 2.20.2, 2.21.0, 2.22.0, 2.23.0, 2.24.0, 2.25.0, 2.26.0, 2.27.0, 2.28.0, 2.29.0, 2.30.0, 2.31.0, 2.32.0, 2.33.0, 2.34.0, 2.34.1, 2.35.0, 2.36.0, 2.37.0, 2.37.1, 2.38.0, 2.38.1, 2.39.0, 2.40.0, 2.40.1, 2.41.0, 2.42.0, 2.43.0, 2.44.0, 2.45.0, 2.46.0, 2.47.0, 2.48.0, 2.49.0, 2.49.1, 2.49.2, 2.50.0, 2.51.0, 2.52.0
All unaffected versions: