Protect Your Boundary Sessions – Session Hijacking Vulnerability Discovered in Boundary Enterprise

CVECVE-2024-1052
CVSScvssV3_1: 8
SourceCVE-2024-1052

Boundary Enterprise, a popular single sign-on and access management tool, has been found vulnerable to session hijacking attacks.

Session hijacking works by exploiting weaknesses in how web sessions and authentication works over TLS or HTTPS. When you login to a website or app, a session is created on the server to keep track of your authenticated access. Attackers can hijack sessions by stealing or guessing session tokens and impersonating legitimate users.

In Boundary, researchers found that an attacker could potentially craft fake TLS certificates due to issues with certificate validation. This would allow them to impersonate the server to users and intercept traffic. By obtaining valid session and authentication data, they could then hijack user sessions and access accounts as if they were the legitimate user.

If you use Boundary Enterprise, it’s important to make sure you apply any security updates as soon as possible. Enable multi-factor authentication wherever possible to reduce the impact of any session hijacking. Be cautious of unfamiliar links or emails even if they appear to come from trusted sources. Overall, stay vigilant of your login and authentication activity for any suspicious behavior.

By taking basic precautions, users can help protect themselves until the vendor issues a patch to address this vulnerability and prevent session hijacking attacks on Boundary Enterprise.

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