Bug 744373

Summary: Leaks KDC password and master password via command line arguments
Product: [Retired] freeIPA Reporter: David <disclosure>
Component: ipa-serverAssignee: Rob Crittenden <rcritten>
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE QA Contact: Chandrasekar Kannan <ckannan>
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Version: 2.1CC: benl, dpal, jgalipea
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: 744422 745580 (view as bug list) Environment:
Last Closed: 2011-10-12 18:39:43 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Blocks: 744422, 745580    

Description David 2011-10-08 06:17:33 UTC
ipa-server leaks KDC password and master password via command line arguments, 
in krbinstance.py --> (in both IPAv1 and IPAv2) 
the following code can be found 

class KrbInstance(service.Service):

    def __create_instance(self, replica=False):

        if not replica:
            #populate the directory with the realm structure
            args = ["kdb5_ldap_util", "-D", "uid=kdc,cn=sysaccounts,cn=etc,"+self.suffix, "-w", self.kdc_password, "create", "-s", "-P", self.master_password, "-r", self.realm, "-subtrees", self.suffix, "-sscope", "sub"]
                ipautil.run(args, nolog=(self.kdc_password, self.master_password))
            except ipautil.CalledProcessError, e:
                print "Failed to populate the realm structure in kerberos", e

so if the code under 
        if not replica:
gets executed the kdc_password and master_password will be leaked on the system (one should be able to use ps -ef to view the leaked  password information).

kdb5_ldap_util recommends against the use of -P and -w.
I haven't verified this bug as I do not have a working copy of Fedora or RHEL to test on.

Comment 1 Dmitri Pal 2011-10-08 15:22:20 UTC
Upstream ticket:

Comment 2 Rob Crittenden 2011-10-12 18:39:43 UTC
Fixed upstream

master: 0d823ddc4e5fa7f8bdecb590b4ebd129106b063f

ipa-2-1: 7a5d906d03af6ee551036a841f71082fc66fa41b