@niteshpatel798 opened this Issue on October 10th 2022

Hi Team,

I found an issue that your application is allowing user to set new password same as that of the old password.

Summary

As per secure password policy application should not allow same old password value to be used in setting new password value cos there might be possibility that old password might be exposed or leaked to an adversary so its advisable on application end to enforce strong password policy and should implement check to not to allow user to set old password value in new password value.

Step to Reproduce

1- Go to https://username.matomo.cloud/
2- Click on Lost password
3- enter old password as new password site accept and logged you in
4- Don't need to chek email and Authorized your password change request

Reference

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Testing_for_Weak_password_policy_(OTG-AUTHN-007)
https://github.com/WeblateOrg/weblate/commit/035730cac8029017e57996e2a78fd24ef84e0b5f

Impact

The problem is that,today attackers are accessing particular user account by knowing his other account passwords in other sites and also by knowing the old passwords used by him, So allowing users to set old password is some what a typical issue.

@sgiehl commented on October 11th 2022 Member

Thanks for creating this report @niteshpatel798
Our product team will consider this for future improvements.

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