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From: Keith.Morgan (Keith.MorganTerradon.com)
Date: Thu Aug 30 2001 - 09:00:19 CDT
I've always had a problem with using cookies or session variables for
authentication mechanisms. These rely on client-side output. Session
variables in IIS are really just temporary cookies. I could get into a
whole rant about "best practices" regarding cookies, session auth etc... but
that's not really the purpose of my reply.
What I really want to know is, how does apache deal with cookies, sessions,
etc... Has anyone tested to see if apache will accept user supplied cookie
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Jancula [mailto:JeffJancula.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 2:26 PM
> To: vuln-devsecurityfocus.com
> Subject: Web session tracking security prob. Vulnerable: IIS and
> ColdFusion (maybe others)
> SECURITY PROBLEMS WITH WEB SERVERS' SESSION TRACKING MECHANISMS.
> On February 20, 2001 we reported the following problem (with
> specifics to IIS and SITESERVER) to the Microsoft Security
> Response Center.
> On March 22, 2001 we also reported a similar problem to
> Allaire (now Macromedia) for ColdFusion.
> Approximately 2-3 weeks after reporting to appropriate
> vendors, we also reported these vulnerabilities to CERT.ORG.
> PROBLEM DESCRIPTIONS:
> Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) and Site Server
> do not verify that session cookie values were actually issued
> by the server. An Internet user can generate their own
> session cookie, which will be accepted as valid by these
> servers. An attacker could use cross-site scripting
> vulnerabilities to generate a modified session cookie, with a
> predictable session value, then use the predetermined session
> value to later take over (impersonate) other users.