Researchers say Okta could allow attackers to easily exfiltrate passwords, impersonate other users, and alter logs to cover their tracks. – Read more at https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/okta-exposes-passwords-clear-text-theft
Identity services provider Okta is facing serious security flaws, researchers contend, that could easily let an attacker gain remote access to the platform, extract plaintext passwords, impersonate users of downstream applications, and alter logs to hide any evidence they were ever there.
“Following the news of the Okta breach earlier this year, we focused our efforts on understanding what sorts of actions a malicious actor could do if they achieved even a minimal level of access within the Okta platform,” Authomize CTO Gal Diskin said in the team’s security analysis this week. Diskin explained Okta’s architecture for password synching allows potential malicious actors to access passwords in plaintext, including admin credentials, even over encrypted channels. To do so, the attacker would need to be signed into the system as an app admin of a downstream app (examples include customer service agents or financial operations teams) — from there, the person could reconfigure the System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) to nab passwords for any Okta user in the organization.
~Article by Dark Reading Staff