Bug 749890 - Mask passwords from xmlrpc tracebacks
Mask passwords from xmlrpc tracebacks
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Server (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jan Pazdziora
Dimitar Yordanov
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Blocks: sat541-triage 695282 CVE-2012-0059
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Reported: 2011-10-28 15:35 EDT by Christopher J Suleski
Modified: 2012-03-08 04:06 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: spacewalk-backend-1.2.13-64
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Last Closed: 2012-02-06 13:17:16 EST
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Description Christopher J Suleski 2011-10-28 15:35:27 EDT
Description of problem:
Tracebacks triggered by a failure of xmlrpc/registration.py include all of the submitted data--including the user's password in clear text. This should be masked so that the password is not exposed in the logs or email.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use an unsupported option during the rhn registration, in this case we use "rhnreg_ks --subscription=xxxx"
2. The unknown attribute triggers a traceback to the log and email.
Actual results:
The traceback includes all the data from the registration, including the registering user's password in plain text.

Expected results:
The password should never be exposed.

Additional info:
Full reproducer traceback attached.
Comment 3 Jan Pazdziora 2012-01-10 05:18:25 EST
Fixed in Spacewalk master, 76d0064693107148e4a949fc7ad62d72bb3ec26c.

Also reverted change for bug 695282 in Spacewalk.
Comment 4 Miroslav Suchý 2012-01-11 05:21:38 EST
*** Bug 695282 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Jan Pazdziora 2012-01-17 03:09:52 EST
Cherry picked to SATELLITE-5.4, 3a62d545541d5509786a5e4976527180b114f324.

Tagged and built as spacewalk-backend-1.2.13-64.
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2012-02-06 13:17:16 EST
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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