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Bug 229148 - 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 Cluster Suite
Classification: Retired
Component: conga
Version: 4
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: 2007-02-18 17:42 UTC by Ryan McCabe
Modified: 2009-04-16 20:27 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 4.5
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-08-09 22:33:25 UTC

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Description Ryan McCabe 2007-02-18 17:42:40 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #228637 +++

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.

-- Additional comment from on 2007-02-13 22:54 EST --
Created an attachment (id=148037)
copy of letter sent to security response team

-- Additional comment from on 2007-02-14 09:31 EST --
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.

-- Additional comment from on 2007-02-14 10:05 EST --
Ack for 5.1 train.

Comment 1 Rob Kenna 2007-02-22 23:02:53 UTC
pm-ack for 4.6.

Comment 2 Ryan McCabe 2007-06-06 15:20:59 UTC
This fix is already in the 4.5 release.

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