Bug 23066 - sensitive information given on cmd-line
Summary: sensitive information given on cmd-line
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: isdn-config   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2001-01-01 00:35 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-15 11:28:13 UTC
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Description Enrico Scholz 2001-01-01 00:35:31 UTC
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 15:59:19 UTC
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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