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SAMLRequest Support for SAML Raider

About a year ago, the Burp extension SAML Raider [0] was released as a result of a bachelor thesis [1] inĀ collaboration with Compass Security. This Burp extension automates most of the steps, which are necessary to test a SAML single sign-on process and perform according attacks. With SAML Raider, anĀ authentication bypass vulnerability in a Service […]

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Presentation on SAML 2.0 Security Research

Compass Security invested quite some time last year in researching the security of single sign-on (SSO) implementations. Often SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) is used to implement a cross-domain SSO solution. The correct implementation and configuration is crucial for a secure authentication solution. As discussed in earlier blog articles, Compass Security identified vulnerabilities in SAML […]

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SAML SP Authentication Bypass Vulnerability in nevisAuth

Two months ago, we wrote about SAML Raider, a Burp extension which allows automating SAML attacks based on manipulations of the intercepted security assertion. Using this tool, we were able to identify a severe vulnerability in the service provider (SP) implementation of AdNovum‘s nevisAuth. The following conditions make exploitation possible: SAML POST-Binding is used, i.e. […]

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SAML Burp Extension

SAML [3] is a standard, which is widely used to deploy Single Sign-On and federation identity solutions. SAML is based on the XML technology, using XML Signatures and X.509 certificates. Manual testing for SAML vulnerabilities is time consuming and error prone. For example, because a SAML message is only valid for a predefined period of […]

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