Bug 157492 - CAN-2004-1948 ncftp url infromation disclosure
CAN-2004-1948 ncftp url infromation disclosure
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ncftp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-05-11 20:26 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-16 22:02:43 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-05-11 20:26:50 EDT
NcFTP client 3.1.6 and 3.1.7, when the username and password are included in an
FTP URL that is provided on the command line, allows local users to obtain
sensitive information via "ps aux," which displays the URL in the process list.

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-05-11 20:30:30 EDT
It seems this issue was never fixed.  I can still do this on FC3.  I'm half
tempted to say this is probably a non issue.  I'm interested in what some of the
other programs do which also deal with similar URLs on the command line.
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-06-16 22:02:43 EDT
This is basically a non issue.  Nobody should be providing sensitive information
such as this on the command line.  The only way to fix this is still insecure,
since there is a gap between startup and scribbling over ARGV.

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