When using the Django integration of the Sentry SDK in a specific configuration it is possible to leak sensitive cookies values, including the session cookie to Sentry. These sensitive cookies could then be used by someone with access to your Sentry issues to impersonate or escalate their privileges within your application.
The below must be true in order for these sensitive values to be leaked:
1. Your Sentry SDK configuration has
sendDefaultPII set to
2. You are using a custom name for either of the cookies below in your Django settings.
CSRF_COOKIE_NAME Django settings
3. You are not configured in your organization or project settings to use our data scrubbing features to account for the custom cookie names
As of version
1.14.0, the Django integration of the
sentry-sdk will detect the custom cookie names based on your Django settings and will remove the values from the payload before sending the data to Sentry.
If you can not update your
sentry-sdk to a patched version than you can use the SDKs filtering mechanism to remove the cookies from the payload that is sent to Sentry. For error events this can be done with the beforesend callback method and for performance related events (transactions) you can use the beforesend_transaction callback method.
If you'd like to handle filtering of these values on the server-side, you can also use our advanced data scrubbing feature to account for the custom cookie names. Look for the
$request.headers fields to target with your scrubbing rule.