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CVE-2023-46249 Detail


authentik is an open-source Identity Provider. Prior to versions 2023.8.4 and 2023.10.2, when the default admin user has been deleted, it is potentially possible for an attacker to set the password of the default admin user without any authentication. authentik uses a blueprint to create the default admin user, which can also optionally set the default admin users' password from an environment variable. When the user is deleted, the `initial-setup` flow used to configure authentik after the first installation becomes available again. authentik 2023.8.4 and 2023.10.2 fix this issue. As a workaround, ensure the default admin user (Username `akadmin`) exists and has a password set. It is recommended to use a very strong password for this user, and store it in a secure location like a password manager. It is also possible to deactivate the user to prevent any logins as akadmin.


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/goauthentik/authentik/commit/261879022d25016d58867cf1f24e90b81ad618d0 Patch 
https://github.com/goauthentik/authentik/commit/ea75741ec22ecef34bc7073f1163e17a8a2bf9fc Patch 
https://github.com/goauthentik/authentik/releases/tag/version%2F2023.10.2 Release Notes 
https://github.com/goauthentik/authentik/releases/tag/version%2F2023.8.4 Release Notes 
https://github.com/goauthentik/authentik/security/advisories/GHSA-rjvp-29xq-f62w Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-306 Missing Authentication for Critical Function cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-287 Improper Authentication Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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GitHub, Inc.