Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 157492
CAN-2004-1948 ncftp url infromation disclosure
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:54 EST
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.
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.
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.