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[CVE-2020-10945] Centreon Session ID Exposure

We found a vulneability in Centreon, the popular monitoring solution: the application exposes user session ID in some server responses. Combined with other vulnerabilities (like CVE-2020-10946), this can lead to critical exploitation scenarios.


We found a vulnerability in Centreon, a popular monitoring solution.

The server exposes the session ID in some responses. Due to this behavior, an attacker able to read the contents of
HTTP responses would be able to steal the session ID and impersonate the user identity and get his privileges.

For instance, this might be an interesting XSS exploitation path when the session cookie has been protected with the HTTPOnly flag.

HTTP response can be exposed in several manners and XSS exploitation is among them. Our proof of concept illustrates such scenario, based on CVE-2020-10946.


Session identifiers are the core of multi-user support in Web applications (authentication and authorization).
Thus, an attacker knowing the session identifier of another user or administrator would be able to impersonate his identity and escalate his privileges.


The session ID should never be exposed in an HTTP response.

Vulnerability records

CVE ID: CVE-2020-10945

Access Vector: Adjacent

Security Risk: Medium

Vulnerability: CWE-200, CWE-201

CVSS Base Score: 4.3

CVSS Vector String: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N

Proof of Concept

Vulnerable pages

Once a user is authenticated, the following vulnerable pages send his session ID along with the HTTP response.

Event Log


In the reply, you will see the session ID :

Host Monitoring


In the reply, you will see the session ID :

main.get.php (page 208)


In the reply, you will see the session ID :

main.get.php (page 20202)


In the reply, you will see the session ID :

Scenario: Session ID theft using an XSS vulnerability

Our exploitation scenario relies on a XSS covered by CVE-2020-10946 and related to host monitoring.

The XSS vulnerability impacts the widgetID parameter.

Using a payload like "-setTimeout(function(){alert(sid)},100)-" would display the session ID.

We need to postpone the payload execution by 100ms, since the variable we want to access is defined just after.

Then, we need to use a remote service to send the data out.

We used http://requestbin.net for convenience, considering that during our research, we were using a test platform that handles nothing confidential.

We came up with the following payload:


Affected versions

Centreon < 2.8.32, < 18.10.11, < 19.04.10, < 19.10.7

Widget host-monitoring < 1.6.4, < 18.10.3, < 19.04.3, < 19.10.1


Update to:

  • Centreon: 2.8.32, 18.10.11 (canary:event?ts=996768616.00), 19.04.10 (canary:event?ts=293364005.00), 19.10.7 or 20.04
  • Widget host-monitoring 1.6.4, 18.10.3, 19.04.3 or 19.10.1


  • 2019-12-13: Initial discovery
  • 2020-03-25: First e-mail contact
  • 2020-03-26: Sent all details to vendor contact
  • 2020-03-26: First fixes
  • 2020-04-23: Confirmation of fixes
  • 2020-05-13: Disclosure
  • 2020-05-29: Update the CVSS score (in view of the one evaluated by the NVD)


  • Jézabel Parmentier, Sysdream