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From "Sam Stainsby (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1073) DELETE _session doesn't delete the session. Client can still get user information using GET _session and with the session cookie retrieved.
Date Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:30:58 GMT

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Sam Stainsby commented on COUCHDB-1073:
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I saw this behaviour today, and thought it might be a problem. But then I read this:
http://appsandsecurity.blogspot.com.au/2011/04/rest-and-stateless-session-ids.html
which I guess is what's happening here.
                
> DELETE _session doesn't delete the session. Client can still get user information using
GET _session and with the session cookie retrieved.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1073
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1073
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Johnny Weng Luu
>
> When using DELETE _session CouchDB only sends a empty session cookie back.
> But if I use the original session cookie when using GET _session I can still get the
user information.
> https://gist.github.com/838996
> This could be a security flaw because when the user leaves the computer a hacker can
check out the session cookie and log in to account.
> Very bad if it's a very sensitive web application like financial.
> Isn't it better to just delete the session internally in couchdb when DELETE _session
is used. Then that session cookie the hacker gets won't matter because the session is already
gone.

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