Bug 228637 - CVE-2007-1462 security alert - passwords sent back from server as input value
CVE-2007-1462 security alert - passwords sent back from server as input value
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: conga (Show other bugs)
5.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ryan McCabe
Corey Marthaler
impact=low,source=redhat,reported=200...
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Reported: 2007-02-13 22:51 EST by Jim Parsons
Modified: 2009-04-16 18:42 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0331
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Last Closed: 2007-05-18 16:29:28 EDT
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copy of letter sent to security response team (4.75 KB, text/plain)
2007-02-13 22:54 EST, Jim Parsons
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Description Jim Parsons 2007-02-13 22:51:28 EST
The password for the remote system(s) is persisted between two page loads in
the Add System/Cluster task flow. If it were persisted in the server session it
would not be a problem, but instead it it is returned to the browser as a
'Value' attribute in a password entry field widget. This means that if the user
were to 'View Source', the password would appear as plaintext in the html.

NOTE: All luci interaction is done via HTTPS; still this does present a remote,
but possible means of exploit.
Comment 1 Jim Parsons 2007-02-13 22:54:04 EST
Created attachment 148037 [details]
copy of letter sent to security response team
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2007-02-14 09:31:04 EST
This is an issue that would require quite unlikely circumstances to exploit
(user walks away, works offline) and is mitigated from a man-in-the-middle by
SSL, so I'd rate this as having low security impact. 
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/
Comment 3 Rob Kenna 2007-02-14 10:05:39 EST
Ack for 5.1 train.
Comment 4 Kiersten (Kerri) Anderson 2007-04-23 12:21:08 EDT
Fixing Product name.
Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-05-18 16:29:28 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2007-0331.html

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