A Vulnerability in Grafana Authentication


While analyzing the logic behind the “remember” cookie in Grafana 5.2.2, I discovered a bug in the authentication mechanism. It affected users authenticating to Grafana with an external provider (such as Azure AD). By generating a special “remember” cookie, an attacker could sign in as such a user, knowing only her/his username. The bug’s CVE id is CVE-2018-558213.

After I reported the problem to the Grafana team, they fixed the issue on the next day and started rolling out a new release. So if you are vulnerable, don’t hesitate and go update your Grafana.

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