Bug 50879 - sensitive information given on cmd-line
Summary: sensitive information given on cmd-line
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Ngo Than
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Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2001-08-04 10:39 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-06 22:29:48 UTC
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Description Enrico Scholz 2001-08-04 10:39:09 UTC
[copy of bug #23066]

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 Glen Foster 2001-08-06 22:29:43 UTC
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.

Comment 2 Ngo Than 2001-08-09 23:57:22 UTC
It's fixed in initscript-6.14-1

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