Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 229148
CVE-2007-1462 security alert - passwords sent back from server as input value
Last modified: 2009-04-16 16:27:09 EDT
+++ 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 email@example.com on 2007-02-13 22:54 EST --
Created an attachment (id=148037)
copy of letter sent to security response team
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com on 2007-02-14 10:05 EST --
Ack for 5.1 train.
pm-ack for 4.6.
This fix is already in the 4.5 release.