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SAML Post-Intrusion Attack Mirrors ‘Golden Ticket’

November 27, 2017

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Researchers at CyberArk Labs have created a post-intrusion attack technique known as a Golden SAML that could allow an attacker to fake enterprise user identities and forge authentication to gain access to valuable cloud resources in a federation environment.

“Using this post-exploit technique, attackers can become any user they want to be – with the highest level of privileges – and gain approved, federated access to a targeted app,” according to CyberArk Labs who revealed the attack technique this week.

Researchers said this Golden SAML attack technique mirrors in many ways how the notorious Golden Ticket attacks work.

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