Mishandled Logout Function Affecting generator-jhipster Open this link in a new tab package, versions >=0.3.1 <0.14.0


0.0
medium
  • Attack Complexity

    Low

  • User Interaction

    Required

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    npm:generator-jhipster:20140428

  • published

    28 Mar 2017

  • disclosed

    27 Apr 2014

  • credit

    jstradej

Introduced: 27 Apr 2014

CWE-284 Open this link in a new tab

How to fix?

Upgrade generator-jhipster to version 0.14.0 or higher.

Overview

generator-jhipster is a Spring Boot + Angular in one handy generator. Affected versions of the package are vulnerable due to the mishandling if the logout function in IE8. When an admin logs out, the session is not properly cleared and any user logging in afterward will have admin permissions. A malicious user could use this to their advantage.

Note: This only occurs on IE8.