Date: 
Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2023
Advisory ID: 
BACKDROP-SA-CONTRIB-2023-002
Security risk: 
Critical
Vulnerabilities: 
  • Access bypass
  • Third Party Libraries
Versions affected: 
  • CAS module versions prior to 1.x-1.0.1
Description: 

Central Authentication Services (CAS) is a commonly used Single Sign-On protocol used by many universities and large organizations. 

The module includes a copy of the phpCAS library that is maintained by a third-party. Previous versions of this library may allow an attacker to gain unauthorized access to a user account in Backdrop. This release both includes and supports an updated version of the library that addresses this issue.

For more information concerning the exploit, please visit the following URL: https://github.com/apereo/phpCAS/security/advisories/GHSA-8q72-6qq8-xv64

Solution: 

Upgrade your site to the most recent version of the CAS module. Download available on the CAS module 1.x-1.0.1 release page

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