Bug 17867

Summary: RHN does not check to see if a user exists
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Panic <mdrew>
Component: up2dateAssignee: Preston Brown <pbrown>
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Description Panic 2000-09-26 19:05:37 UTC
Guys,

There is no selection for RHN client under component selection, so I used
up2date.

The RHN registration tool does not check with the website to see if a user
exists.  Therefore, it is possible for someone to submit a username that
already exists (but is not their own). (rhnreg.py, gui.py?)

If an already existing user name is used, the user is blocked from
accessing their RHN account -- they get the error:

Username or password is incorrect

when they attempt to log into the web server to access their RHN pages
(www.redhat.com/network).  This error is true, of course, but there is no
indication that the user account already exists (and doesn't belong to them).

Panic

Comment 1 Panic 2000-09-26 19:32:07 UTC
This is wrong -- my fault, it must've been something about the "panic" account
that I tried to use.  I'll close it out.