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OAuth: When Things Go Wrong - Oktane19

OAuth: When Things Go Wrong - Oktane19

Aaron Parecki

April 03, 2019

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  1. This presentation contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the

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  2. Disclaimer: This presentation does not necessarily reflect
 the views of

    Okta. The examples given here are not meant to 
 pick on any one company in particular.
  3. @aaronpk so... how can I let an app access my

    data without giving it my password?
  4. @aaronpk the app needs to ask the user for an

    access token
 which it can use with the API password
  5. @aaronpk ROLES IN OAUTH OAuth Server (Authorization Server) aka the

    token factory API (Resource Server) The Application (Client) The User's Device (User Agent)
  6. User: I’d like to use this great app App: Please

    go to the authorization server to grant me access User: I’d like to log in to “The Best App Ever”, it wants to access my photos AS: Here is a temporary code the app can use App: Here is the temporary code, and my secret, please give me a token User: Here is the temporary code, please use this to get a token AS: Here is an access token! App: Please let me access this user’s data with this access token! User Agent App OAuth Server API
  7. Front Channel Back Channel https://accounts.google.com/?... Passing data via the browser's

    address bar The user, or malicious software, can modify the requests and responses Sent from server to server Code is run on a server, not on the user's computer, so requests cannot be tampered with
  8. Back Channel Benefits ‣ The application knows it's talking to

    the right server ‣ Connection from app to server can't be tampered with ‣ Response from the server can be trusted because it came back in the same connection
  9. Front Channel Benefits https://accounts.google.com/?... ‣ The user being involved enables

    them to give consent ‣ Doesn't require the receiver to have a publicly routable IP
 (e.g. can work on a phone)
  10. Front-Channel Risks ▸ The sender has no guarantee the receiver

    will get the data
 e.g. if the redirect is intercepted ▸ The data is written to the browser history
 which may be synced to "the cloud" or other devices Any data received via the front channel must be verified before it is used!
  11. What Can Go Wrong with OAuth? ▸ Lots! ▸ Stolen

    API Keys ▸ Stolen Access Tokens ▸ Redirect URL Interception ▸ Phishing ▸ ... and more
  12. RFC 6749 Section 10 RFC 8252 Section 8 RFC 6819

    draft-ietf-oauth-security-topics What can go wrong with OAUTH?
  13. OAuth Server (Authorization Server) API (Resource Server) The Best App

    Ever User: I’d like to use this great app App: Please go to the authorization server to grant me access, take this hash with you User: I’d like to log in to this app, here's the hashed secret it gave me AS: Here is a temporary code the app can use App: Here's the code, and the plaintext secret, please give me a token User: Here is the temporary code, please use this to get a token AS: Let me verify the hash of that secret... ok here is an access token! App: Please let me access this user’s data with this access token! App: Hang on while I generate a new secret and hash it
  14. @aaronpk By using the "View As" feature to see what

    your profile looks like to someone else, you would end up with an access token belonging to that user, which had the permissions of the Facebook mobile app.
  15. An Example JWT eyJraWQiOiJvQ1JjR3RxVDhRV2tJR0MyVXpmcEZUczVqSkdnM00zSTNOMHgtZDJhSFNNIiwiYW xnIjoiUlMyNTYifQ.eyJ2ZXIiOjEsImp0aSI6IkFULkp3eVRTcTlqNDU0bDNTNmRTM1VTV1hMV VpwekdKdWNSd1ZEbFZCNWNIc3cuVVM1V1NGYVFiQllUMC9GM2tjMG8vK1ZUY3VZZzdwVnZqZXZ TT3hkUHhCMD0iLCJpc3MiOiJodHRwczovL2Rldi0zOTYzNDMub2t0YXByZXZpZXcuY29tL29hd XRoMi9kZWZhdWx0IiwiYXVkIjoiYXBpOi8vZGVmYXVsdCIsImlhdCI6MTU0MzgwMzAyNSwiZXh wIjoxNTQzODA2NjI1LCJjaWQiOiIwb2FoenBwM3RjcEZyZmNXSTBoNyIsInVpZCI6IjAwdWkwZ mpraWV5TDQ2bWEwMGg3Iiwic2NwIjpbIm9mZmxpbmVfYWNjZXNzIiwicGhvdG8iXSwic3ViIjo

    iaW5xdWlzaXRpdmUtYWxiYXRyb3NzQGV4YW1wbGUuY29tIn0.ncVkzcc6qrFJSXE3-5UsRu_kH vbwIMKYL3PFaMwReYTquPAcOQ8t93xF0bxbS8wrP0udCDvk6eYq4VbjoFdD59Yy6ltz0OKQl3- g8uFg2RwqTBMOKR0mYtQH0RCr9ORhSsmKolaDDt4TcRX78ZOAyhZ_Qg_UcEoHM4uZikpzBJYpY KbCCfbx-6FzYyHuvevSFzURISYpSHv3nbzirkEzKbOv7eZlg1cCYBdUoGuVBskyHxfMxFpoKQU 3mwIFdlQJR8LZ8hA_5ZdYjjMeSXfjnhlP2rppJiHy1NreGXXcUsUA74V2t_keY44deTrnPgoFO Se9IchWqcj6sDMDutC4ag
  16. Attacking a JWT { "typ": "JWT", "alg": "RS256" } {

    "ver": 1, "jti": "AT.JwyTSq9j454l3S6dS3USWXLUZpzGJucRwVDlVB5cHsw.US5WSFaQbBYT0/F3kc0o/+VTcuYg7pVvjevSOxdPxB0=", "iss": "https://dev-396343.oktapreview.com/oauth2/default", "aud": "api://default", "iat": 1543803025, "exp": 1543806625, "cid": "0oahzpp3tcpFrfcWI0h7", "uid": "00ui0fjkieyL46ma00h7", "scp": [ "offline_access", "photo" ], "sub": "[email protected]" } header claims signature
  17. Attacking a JWT { "typ": "JWT", "alg": "HS256" } {

    "ver": 1, "jti": "AT.JwyTSq9j454l3S6dS3USWXLUZpzGJucRwVDlVB5cHsw.US5WSFaQbBYT0/F3kc0o/+VTcuYg7pVvjevSOxdPxB0=", "iss": "https://dev-396343.oktapreview.com/oauth2/default", "aud": "api://default", "iat": 1543803025, "exp": 1543806625, "cid": "0oahzpp3tcpFrfcWI0h7", "uid": "00ui0fjkieyL46ma00h7", "scp": [ "offline_access", "photo" ], "sub": "[email protected]" } header claims signature
  18. Attacking a JWT { "typ": "JWT", "alg": "none" } {

    "ver": 1, "jti": "AT.JwyTSq9j454l3S6dS3USWXLUZpzGJucRwVDlVB5cHsw.US5WSFaQbBYT0/F3kc0o/+VTcuYg7pVvjevSOxdPxB0=", "iss": "https://dev-396343.oktapreview.com/oauth2/default", "aud": "api://default", "iat": 1543803025, "exp": 1543806625, "cid": "0oahzpp3tcpFrfcWI0h7", "uid": "00ui0fjkieyL46ma00h7", "scp": [ "offline_access", "photo" ], "sub": "[email protected]" } header claims
  19. Prompting the User for Authorization Consent • Provide clear and

    straightforward information • Provide enough detail so the user knows what the application can access • Don't provide too much detail that they are overwhelmed and just click "ok"
  20. Authorization Interface Identify your service Identify the third-party app List

    the scopes the app is requesting Identify the developer name Show which user is logged in Allow/Cancel buttons
  21. Recommended Sessions Keeping Mobile Secure Roadmap: Okta Security (Repeat) WEDNESDAY,

    APRIL 3 3:30 - 4:15 PM Speaker: Hans Reichenbach - Staff Software Engineer WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 3:30 - 4:15 PM | Room 2022 Speakers: Alex Bovee - Dir, Product Management Tranh-ha Nguyen - Sr. Associate Product Manager