Bug 157563 - Anaconda quietly saves the FTP password
Anaconda quietly saves the FTP password
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-05-12 14:53 EDT by yuubyou+rhbz
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-17 14:23:49 EST
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Description yuubyou+rhbz 2005-05-12 14:53:29 EDT
Description of problem:

When installing via FTP to a real account, Anaconda masks the password, leading
the user to believe it will use reasonable care with the password. However, it
silently saves the password to /root/anaconda-ks.cfg on the installed system. 
This can easily lead to unintended disclosure of the password.


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How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select FTP install,`non-anonymous FTP'.
2. Proceed with install.
3. Inspect /root/anaconda-ks.cfg
  
Actual results:
Plaintext password in the ks file.

Expected results:
At least a warning on the password-entry form that the password will go into the
file.  Better would be an option to prevent saving the password.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2006-01-17 14:23:49 EST
The anaconda-ks.cfg file is safely stored in root's home directory which has
0700 permissions, while the file itself is given 0600 permissions.  Note that
other passwords are stored in the anaconda-ks.cfg file too.

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