Grafana Users Beware: Sneaky BOLA Flaw Lets Low-Level Users Wipe Out Dashboards!

Beware, Grafana users: a sneaky BOLA vulnerability (CVE-2024-1313) might let low-level users swipe your dashboard snapshots. Upgrades can patch it up, so it’s time to update or face the ‘snap’-ocalyptic consequences! #DashboardsInDanger

Hot Take:

Looks like Grafana’s got a case of the BOLA blues! CVE-2024-1313 is swinging the door wide open for low-privileged party crashers to ransack the snapshot shindig. But fear not, my data-diving friends, as fixes are flying in faster than a hacker on a hotkey! Just remember, in the world of cybersecurity, the only thing higher than the stakes are the version numbers.

Key Points:

  • New BOLA vulnerability in Grafana lets low-privileged users delete high-profile dashboard snapshots. Oopsie-daisy!
  • Attackers just need the snapshot’s key to ruin your data day. It’s like leaving your house keys in the door.
  • Snapshot creation endpoint’s as picky as a preschooler, letting any Grafana user create snapshots with simple keys – hello, brute-force buffet!
  • Grafana’s fix for this security soiree? Upgrade to the latest versions. Break out the update bubbly!
  • If you’re a Prisma Cloud patron, you’re snug as a bug with custom rules safeguarding your snapshot sanctum.
Title: Users outside an organization can delete a snapshot with its key
Cve id: CVE-2024-1313
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: GRAFANA
Cve date updated: 03/26/2024
Cve description: It is possible for a user in a different organization from the owner of a snapshot to bypass authorization and delete a snapshot by issuing a DELETE request to /api/snapshots/<key> using its view key. This functionality is intended to only be available to individuals with the permission to write/edit to the snapshot in question, but due to a bug in the authorization logic, deletion requests issued by an unprivileged user in a different organization than the snapshot owner are treated as authorized. Grafana Labs would like to thank Ravid Mazon and Jay Chen of Palo Alto Research for discovering and disclosing this vulnerability. This issue affects Grafana: from 9.5.0 before 9.5.18, from 10.0.0 before 10.0.13, from 10.1.0 before 10.1.9, from 10.2.0 before 10.2.6, from 10.3.0 before 10.3.5.

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Breaking Down BOLA

Imagine BOLA as the bouncer at the data club failing to check IDs. Now, any Tom, Dick, or Hacker Harry with a snapshot key can waltz in and delete your prized dashboard memories. Grafana just handed out VIP passes to the whole internet. Party foul!

Grafana Goes Rogue

Grafana, the hipster of open-source visualization tools, is now the stage for a vulnerability variety show. With 20 million users, that's quite the audience for an unintended delete-a-thon.

Role Play Gone Wrong

Grafana's organization roles were supposed to keep things in order, but CVE-2024-1313 didn't get the memo. Low-privileged users are now doing high-privileged dances on your dashboard's grave.

Snapshot Shenanigans

Dashboard snapshots are meant for nostalgia, not nightmares. But with keys as simple as "password123," attackers are skipping down memory lane with a delete button.

Fixes on the Fly

Grafana's developers must be typing at superhero speeds because fixes for this digital debacle have been dispatched. Upgrade your way to safety and leave those BOLA blues behind!

Prisma's Protective Powers

Prisma Cloud customers can rest easy. With WAAS custom rules, they're like digital doomsday preppers, nestled safely in their snapshot bunkers.

Timeline of the Tech Takedown

Unit 42 researchers played detective, uncovered this glitch in the matrix, and set the wheels of patching in motion faster than you can say "data breach."

The Moral of the Story

BOLA might be a buzzkill, but it's also a wake-up call. Keep your software updated, your keys complex, and your snapshots safe. And if things go south, Unit 42's Incident Response team is just a bat-signal away.

Tags: BOLA attack, CVE-2024-1313, dashboard snapshot API, Grafana vulnerability, key brute-force attack, Palo Alto Networks cyber threat intelligence, Prisma Cloud WAAS