HackerOne: Users contents on AWS is cacheable

ID H1:163131
Type hackerone
Reporter abdullah
Modified 2016-09-06T19:35:00


Hi ,


As I know you are using AWS S3 for saving and serving files . The AWS S3 on https://hackerone-attachments.s3.amazonaws.com are been called every time to show images on hackerone.com .

For example view this report #145392 You will see a request for Frans screenshot like this


``` https://hackerone-attachments.s3.amazonaws.com/production/000/099/965/94e13ba212b589eca016a39b56ac71ad5a058f1c/Screen_Shot_2016-06-17_at_15.18.36.png?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJFXIS7KJADBA4QQA&Expires=1472061826&Signature=CYZi6ZdC2xc4C8G4OpMhmccbKvs%3D

Host: hackerone-attachments.s3.amazonaws.com User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:48.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/48.0 Accept: / Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5 Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, br Referer: https://hackerone.com/ Connection: keep-alive If-Modified-Since: *



``` HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amz-id-2: h01s331e54/8lHWaUmHtduvLcIDoriZs9c2dwmfd3kcWxNM9EsqUogYMZYSIa1js84RUtiLifaI= x-amz-request-id: D8B3214210BC4461 Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:03:49 GMT Last-Modified: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:18:46 GMT Etag: "ccae076033025b6bdcfdc5df6aed64cd" x-amz-server-side-encryption: AES256 Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="" Accept-Ranges: bytes Content-Type: image/png Content-Length: 9710 Server: AmazonS3


The response doesn't give any header to control cache and when no cache header is set the browsers behavior will automatically store a local cached copy of file received from AWS . So this content could be retrieved by other users who have access to the same computer .

There are two affected uses :

  • Photos : because when you use {} to include image or you upload it and open it from attachments you will make the request and local copy of it will be stored without user knowledge .

  • Other files (e.g:video,xml,txt...etc.) : when you download file a copy of it will be stored in cache without user knowledge too. Now this isn't an usability event why you cache a file that you will download ?!

The cache files can be found here :

  • Mozilla Firefox: Unix/Linux: ~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile-id>/Cache/ Windows: C:\Documents and Settings<user_name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles<profile-id>\Cache

  • Internet Explorer: C:\Documents and Settings<user_name>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files


  • Tools for view cache files :
  • FF : http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/mozilla_cache_viewer.html
  • Chrome : http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/chrome_cache_view.html
  • FF plugin (not recommended ): https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cacheviewer2/?src=api

I viewed Frans report using Firefox and the cache viewer got the image I can view it and see the HTTP header



The Images stored just by view it . It is n't a secure practice .


1- User view his report in public,friend,company computer will store screen shots and the files he will download and delete it will be stored in cache and can be viewed . 2- Member in a team views reports in public,friend,company computer will store screen shots and the files he will download and delete it will be stored in cache and can be viewed .


You should set :

  • Cache-Control: no-cache, no-store
  • Expires: 0
  • Pragma: no-cache

Or minimize cache time because it will be stored there forever .


1- https://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec14.html#sec14.9 2- https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Testing_for_Browser_cache_weakness_(OTG-AUTHN-006)

Thanks for read all of this I am waiting your replay