Bug 23066 - sensitive information given on cmd-line
sensitive information given on cmd-line
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: isdn-config (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2000-12-31 19:35 EST by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-15 06:28:13 EST
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Description Enrico Scholz 2000-12-31 19:35:31 EST
Although the username should not be secret in most cases, it contains
confidential information at some providers. E.g. the german T-Online builds
the username from the phone-number and a secret, long number (which must be
entered in T-Online's own-application into a veiled password-input field).

So it's not good when giving this username as a cmdline-option to ipppd in
/etc/init.d/isdn, because everybody can see it with `ps'. 

Options can be given to ipppd in a configuration file with '-f...', so the
username can be put there.
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2001-01-30 10:59:19 EST
i have fixed this problem. I will build new version internet-config-0.23 today
or tomorrow.
Note: in 7.1 beta3 is internet-config a replacement of isdn-config.

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