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Bug 595694 - Satellite sends misleading error message when wrong login/password is sent during registration
Summary: Satellite sends misleading error message when wrong login/password is sent du...
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Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Registration
Version: 530
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Mráka
QA Contact: Red Hat Satellite QA List
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2010-05-25 11:55 UTC by Michael Mráka
Modified: 2014-07-04 13:26 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-07-04 13:26:56 UTC
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Description Michael Mráka 2010-05-25 11:55:09 UTC
Description of problem:
Satellite returns misleading error messages sometimes containing security sensitive information (e.g. account exists).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
spacewalk-backend-0.5.28-34.el5sat.noarch

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run rhn_register
2. click through to 'Choose an update location' page
3. check 'Red Hat Network Satellite' and fill address of an existing satellite 5.3
4. fill wrong username/password and click Forward


Actual results:
depending whether username exists on satellite and password length error window says
 Error Class Code: 3
 Error Class Info: This login is already taken, or the password is incorrect.
or
 There was an error while logging in....
 and /var/log/up2date contains
  up2date_client.up2dateErrors.PasswordMinLengthError:
  Error Message:
    password must be at least 5 characters
or
 Error Class Code: 2001
 Error Class Info: 
     RHN Satellite user creation is not allowed via rhn_register...

Expected results:
The same error message which Hosted sends, i.e.
Error Class Code: 3
Error Class Info: The login or password is incorrect.

Additional info:
This is more generally about removing old register_user, new_user, etc. stuff which Hosted removed some time ago.


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