Bug 509030 - salted password encoding writes garbage to salt part
salted password encoding writes garbage to salt part
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Component: Security - Password Policy (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Rich Megginson
Chandrasekar Kannan
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Blocks: 434915 389_1.3.0
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Reported: 2009-06-30 18:34 EDT by Rich Megginson
Modified: 2015-01-04 18:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-06-30 19:29:48 EDT
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Description Rich Megginson 2009-06-30 18:34:42 EDT
salted_sha_pw_enc() provides this much space for the hash value:
that is, it wants hash to contain the hashed value + the salt.  But when it actually generates the hash
    /* hash the user's key */
    if ( sha_salted_hash( hash, pwd, &saltval, secOID ) != SECSuccess ) {
        return( NULL );
the length of hash is always the length the hash algorithm produces - SHA1_LENGTH, SHA256_LENGTH, etc. - even though salt is passed in, and added to the hash value, it is not appended to the hash.  salted_sha_pw_enc() allocates space for the password hash plus the salt
    if (( enc = slapi_ch_malloc( 3 + schemeNameLen +
        LDIF_BASE64_LEN(shaLen + SHA_SALT_LENGTH))) == NULL ) {
        return( NULL );
however, it never actually writes the salt value into enc - it only writes the first shaLen bytes from hash, plus SHA_SALT_LENGTH bytes of garbage.  I think the assumption was that calling sha_salted_hash() would append the salt value to the end of hash, but this is not done.  I think the fix is to have sha_salted_hash() do something like this, after generating the hash:
    memcpy(hash_out + outLen, salt.bv_val, salt.bv_len);
Comment 1 Rich Megginson 2009-06-30 19:29:48 EDT
never mind

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