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.
Created attachment 148037 [details]
copy of letter sent to security response team
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.
Ack for 5.1 train.
Fixing Product name.
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