BigBlueButton 2.2.29 E-mail Validation Bypass

BigBlueButton versions 2.2.29 and below suffer from an e-mail validation bypass vulnerability.

MD5 | e5cbcb0cd6ca27bcdf0920717ef88a9c

# Title: BigBlueButton E-mail Validation Bypass

# Google Dork: N/A

# Date: 24.11.2020

# Author: Seccops (

# Vendor Homepage:

# Version: 2.2.29 and previous versions

# CVE: CVE-2020-29043

=== Summary ===

An issue was discovered in BigBlueButton through 2.2.29. When at attacker is
able to view an "account_activations/edit?token=" URI, the attacker can
create an approved user account associated with an email address that has an
arbitrary domain name.

=== Description ===


The verification token used in mail activation is sent with the GET method,
so this token information is also seen by the attacker. Mail verification
can be performed with the token information obtained.

1) Create a new user account on the portal and enter an email address of
your choice (arbitrary).

2) Login to the created account.

3) After logging in, you will see the screen below. Copy the token in the
link "" and
replace it with "TOKEN_IS_HERE" and go to the link.

4) Thus, you will see that your account has been approved.

The attacker can arbitrarily register on the portal with the e-mail address
of a company he wants and use the user account by unauthorized approval of
that e-mail address.

=== Impact ===

Social engineering attacks can be made with various scenarios, crimes can be
committed and these crimes remain in the approved mail account.

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