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Bug 157492

Summary: CAN-2004-1948 ncftp url infromation disclosure
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Reporter: Josh Bressers <bressers>
Component: ncftpAssignee: Karsten Hopp <karsten>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Ben Levenson <benl>
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Version: 2.1Keywords: Security
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-05-12 00:26:50 UTC
NcFTP client 3.1.6 and 3.1.7, when the username and password are included in an
FTP URL that is provided on the command line, allows local users to obtain
sensitive information via "ps aux," which displays the URL in the process list.

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=108247943201685&w=2

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-05-12 00:30:30 UTC
It seems this issue was never fixed.  I can still do this on FC3.  I'm half
tempted to say this is probably a non issue.  I'm interested in what some of the
other programs do which also deal with similar URLs on the command line.

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-06-17 02:02:43 UTC
This is basically a non issue.  Nobody should be providing sensitive information
such as this on the command line.  The only way to fix this is still insecure,
since there is a gap between startup and scribbling over ARGV.