Uzbey: All Active user sessions should be destroyed when user change his password!

ID H1:17252
Type hackerone
Reporter faisalahmed
Modified 2014-07-30T20:56:00


Hello, There is an user sessions issue on your application that should be fixed.

Proof of Concept

Suppose, you have an account on uzbey Somehow an attacker manage to get your password and logged in your account.. after knowing that your ID has been compromised what you'll do ? i guess first thing that will popup into your head is, "I should change my password!" and you'll change the password.. maximum users just change his/her password when they recover their ID. in uzbey, changing the password doesn't destroys the other sessions which are logged in with old passwords. (Logging in with the new password doesn't invalidate the older sessions either) As other sessions is not destroyed, attacker will be still logged in your account even after changing password, cause his session is still active.. he'll have complete access on your account till that session expires! So, your account remains insecure even after the changing of password.


  • When someone change his/her password, each and every active sessions that belongs to that particular account must be destroyed!
  • I would recommend you to follow Facebook on this security issue.. They fixed this issue few months back by adding a process that asks users whether user want to close all open sessions or not right after changing password.

So there is two way, either you let users to choose if they want to keep active sessions or just destroy every active sessions when users change his/her password!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks and Best Wishes.