Werk #14482: Use proper HMAC for cookie signing

Komponente Setup
Titel Use proper HMAC for cookie signing
Datum 02.08.2022
Checkmk-Editon Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk-Version 2.2.0i1
Level Kleine Änderung
Klasse Sicherheitsfix
Kompatibilität Inkompatibel - Manuelle Interaktion könnte erforderlich sein

Previously to this Werk the Session cookies were signed with with calculating a SHA256 hash over username, session id, a serial plus a secret. This could in theory lead to a "partial message collision".

Since we parse the data given in the cookie and test for validity, we are confident that such an attack is not possible. But to be future-proof we switch to proper HMAC for signing the cookie value. This will invalidate all session cookies for a site. Therefore all users have to reauthenticate to retrieve new valid cookies.

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