Auth0 fixes RCE flaw in JsonWebToken library
Auth0, a popular identity-as-a-service provider, has recently fixed a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in their JsonWebToken (JWT) library. This library is widely used by over 22,000 projects, making the vulnerability a significant threat to the security of those projects.
The RCE flaw
which was discovered by a security researcher, could have allowed an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the server by sending a specially crafted JWT token. Auth0 has released an update for the library, which addresses the vulnerability and ensures the security of users’ data.
Auth0 encourages all users of the JWT library to update to the latest version as soon as possible. The company also recommends that users review their own codebase to ensure that no other vulnerabilities exist.
In addition, Auth0 has also set up a bug bounty program to encourage security researchers to continue to report any vulnerabilities they find in their products. This shows the company’s commitment to ensuring the security of their users’ data and protecting against any potential cyber threats.
Auth0, a leading identity management platform, has recently resolved a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in the JsonWebToken (JWT) library, a widely used open-source tool downloaded over 36 million times per month on NPM, and utilized in over 22,000 projects. This library is used by some of the most prominent tech companies in the world, including Microsoft, Twilio, Salesforce, Intuit, Box, IBM, Docusign, Slack, SAP and many more.
The vulnerability, discovered by a security researcher, could have allowed an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the server by sending a specially crafted JWT token. Auth0 promptly released an update for the library, addressing the vulnerability and ensuring the security of the data of all users.