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Verify captcha throws bad request if captcha not enabled #920

IamSAB opened this Issue Jan 7, 2019 · 2 comments


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IamSAB commented Jan 7, 2019


The pagekit 1.0.15 update introducing captcha has a problem. If you apply the @captcha(verify=true) on a route and the captcha is disabled & client is not authenticated, every request will fail.

public function onRequest($event, $request)
        if (!($captcha = $request->attributes->get('_captcha_verify')) || App::user()->isAuthenticated()) {

        if ($error = $this->verifyToken($request->get('gRecaptchaResponse'), App::module('system/captcha')->config('recaptcha_secret'))) {
            App::abort(400, $error);

It's a logic error in the code. The first if should also check, if the captcha is configured! Currently every route which enforces verification will throw 400 if captcha disabled. At loading scripts (in the onScripts function) this is taken into account.

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  • Pagekit version: 1.0.15
  • Webserver: dev
  • Database: sqlite3
  • PHP Version: 7.1

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ForgottenTales commented Jan 16, 2019

This should be top priority ! For me user registration and comments are not working because of mandatory google captchas. This is a complete blocker issues, for me the CMS is unusable if googleCaptchas are required.


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IamSAB commented Jan 17, 2019

Yeah, currently you are forced to use Captcha with the CMS; otherwise as before mentioned, things like submit comments or registration don't work, because you do that when you are not authenticated.

@MalteScharenberg You created the captcha and for you, as you are familiar with it, you could fix it very fast.

I wrote a quick fix ( one way to do). I simply check, if a captcha config value is not set. If it finds falsy configs, the verify option gets disabled.

     'events' => [
		// captcha bug fix (occurs in Pagekit v1.0.15)
		'request' => [function ($event, $request) use ($app) {
			if ($request->attributes->has('_captcha_verify') && 0 < count(Arr::filter($app->config('system/captcha')->toArray(), function ($val) { return !$val; }))) {
				$request->attributes->set('_captcha_verify', false);
		}, -90],
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