Bug 17867 - RHN does not check to see if a user exists
RHN does not check to see if a user exists
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-09-26 15:05 EDT by Panic
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-26 15:05:39 EDT
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Description Panic 2000-09-26 15:05:37 EDT

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

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).

Comment 1 Panic 2000-09-26 15:32:07 EDT
This is wrong -- my fault, it must've been something about the "panic" account
that I tried to use.  I'll close it out.

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