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Remove use of hard coded secret #56

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rastating commented Jun 1, 2018

This pull request fixes a security issue by removing the hard coded cookie secret. This change will instead make the application fetch it from the environment variable GAMERPOLLS_COOKIE_SECRET.

By using a hard coded secret, a would-be attacker could manipulate the cookie data and re-sign it using the same cookie secret - potentially leading to an authentication bypass and privilege escalation.

Vulnerability Classification
CWE-259: Use of Hard-coded Password
CWE-302: Authentication Bypass by Assumed-Immutable Data


CVSS v3 Score
6.5 (Medium)

CVSS v3 Vector

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