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2FA sessions not properly expired on password change (NC-SA-2020-001)

1st April 2019

Risk level: Low

CVSS v3 Base Score: 5.6 (AV:P/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N)

CWE: Session Fixation (CWE-384)

HackerOne report: 486693


A bug in Nextcloud Server 15.0.2 causes pending 2FA logins to not be correctly expired when the password of the user is reset.

Affected Software

  • Nextcloud Server < 15.0.3 (CVE-2019-15612)
  • Nextcloud Server < 14.0.7 (CVE-2019-15612)
  • Nextcloud Server < 13.0.11 (CVE-2019-15612)

Action Taken

The error has been fixed.


It is recommended that the Nextcloud Server is upgraded to 15.0.3.


The Nextcloud team thanks the following people for their research and responsible disclosure of the above advisory:

  • Jackson K V ( - Vulnerability discovery and disclosure.

This advisory is licensed CC BY-SA 4.0.

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