Authentication bypass on Uber’s Single Sign-On via subdomain takeover

TL;DR: Uber was vulnerable to subdomain takeover on saostatic.uber.com via Amazon CloudFront CDN. Moreover, Uber’s recently deployed Single Sign-On (SSO) system at auth.uber.com, which is based on shared cookies between all *.uber.com subdomains, was found vulnerable to session cookie theft by any compromised *.uber.com subdomain. Therefore, the impact of the subdomain takeover could be increased to Authentication Bypass of Uber’s full SSO system, yielding access to all *.uber.com subdomains protected by it (e.g. vault.uber.com, partners.uber.com, riders.uber.com, etc). Uber resolved the subdomain takeover vulnerability and granted a $5.000 bounty for the two combined issues.

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Authentication bypass on Airbnb via OAuth tokens theft

TL;DR: Login CSRF in combination with an HTTP Referer header-based open redirect in Airbnb’s OAuth login flow, could be abused to steal OAuth access tokens of all Airbnb identity providers and eventually authenticate as the victim on Airbnb’s website and mobile application. This attack did not rely on a specific OAuth identity provider app configuration flaw (e.g. wildcards in whitelisted redirect_uri URLs), which made it generic for all Airbnb’s identity providers (Facebook & Google at the time of reporting). Airbnb fixed both the login CSRF and open redirect issues and awarded a $5.000 bounty back in the summer of 2016.

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Hack.LU 2016 CTF DataOnly Writeup


I participated in the Hack.LU CTF again this year with, just like in 2013, but now together with the great Team HacknamStyle from KU Leuven. We ended up 24th of 220 active teams by solving the DataOnly challenge (52 solves), among others:

DataOnly (Category: Exploiting)

Cthulhu is too chaotic and has lost the machine with his files. Cthulhu still has an old fileserver running on it though… Get the flag from /flag in the filesystem. Connect to cthulhu.fluxfingers.net:1509. Binaries.

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