Bug 76161 - Clear text password
Clear text password
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: wu-ftpd (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: wdovlrrw
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-10-17 14:07 EDT by carlos
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-18 13:12:07 EST
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Description carlos 2002-10-17 14:07:55 EDT
Description of Problem:
I have my linux machine setup to not allow anon access. I found that when i went
to a windows machine,logged in as myself and started to download a file, down
below in the status bar of the browser it shows my account password apart of the
url that the browser is downloading from. 

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. setup ftp to prompt for existing user
2. download any file from your home directory from a windows box ( i only tested
this on explorer 6)
3. look in the status bar on the bottom of the browser and it should display:
username,password and ip

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Comment 1 Alan Cox 2002-12-18 13:12:07 EST
This is a problem with the windows tool not Linux. Quite a few web browsers on
many platforms dont hide the passwords in their ui .

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