Bug 229148 - 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
Product: Red Hat Cluster Suite
Classification: Red Hat
Component: conga (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ryan McCabe
Corey Marthaler
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Reported: 2007-02-18 12:42 EST by Ryan McCabe
Modified: 2009-04-16 16:27 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 4.5
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Last Closed: 2007-08-09 18:33:25 EDT
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Description Ryan McCabe 2007-02-18 12:42:40 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #228637 +++

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.

-- Additional comment from jparsons@redhat.com on 2007-02-13 22:54 EST --
Created an attachment (id=148037)
copy of letter sent to security response team

-- Additional comment from mjc@redhat.com on 2007-02-14 09:31 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. 

-- Additional comment from rkenna@redhat.com on 2007-02-14 10:05 EST --
Ack for 5.1 train.
Comment 1 Rob Kenna 2007-02-22 18:02:53 EST
pm-ack for 4.6.
Comment 2 Ryan McCabe 2007-06-06 11:20:59 EDT
This fix is already in the 4.5 release.

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