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Bug 228637 - CVE-2007-1462 security alert - passwords sent back from server as input value
Summary: CVE-2007-1462 security alert - passwords sent back from server as input value
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: conga
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Ryan McCabe
QA Contact: Corey Marthaler
Whiteboard: impact=low,source=redhat,reported=200...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-14 03:51 UTC by Jim Parsons
Modified: 2009-04-16 22:42 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0331
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-05-18 20:29:28 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
copy of letter sent to security response team (deleted)
2007-02-14 03:54 UTC, Jim Parsons
no flags Details

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2007:0331 normal SHIPPED_LIVE conga bug fix update 2007-05-18 20:26:26 UTC

Description Jim Parsons 2007-02-14 03:51:28 UTC
The password for the remote system(s) is persisted between two page loads in
the Add System/Cluster task flow. If it were persisted in the server session it
would not be a problem, but instead it it is returned to the browser as a
'Value' attribute in a password entry field widget. This means that if the user
were to 'View Source', the password would appear as plaintext in the html.

NOTE: All luci interaction is done via HTTPS; still this does present a remote,
but possible means of exploit.

Comment 1 Jim Parsons 2007-02-14 03:54:04 UTC
Created attachment 148037 [details]
copy of letter sent to security response team

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2007-02-14 14:31:04 UTC
This is an issue that would require quite unlikely circumstances to exploit
(user walks away, works offline) and is mitigated from a man-in-the-middle by
SSL, so I'd rate this as having low security impact.

Comment 3 Rob Kenna 2007-02-14 15:05:39 UTC
Ack for 5.1 train.

Comment 4 Kiersten (Kerri) Anderson 2007-04-23 16:21:08 UTC
Fixing Product name.

Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-05-18 20:29:28 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

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