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Bug #4273

promptPassword in letUpdatePassword

Added by Stefan Arndt over 7 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Target version:
Start date:
06/30/2015
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Description

I came across a potential security issue related to the built-in AuthWidget. You can reproduce it with the blog example (or probably any other app using the AuthWidget):

  1. Login using username and password
  2. edit profile -> update password

You will see that the password is already filled in.

In the code, the parameter "promptPassword" for "letUpdatePassword" is set to 'true' and thus I would not only expect that I have to enter the password, but also that it is initially emtpy.

I think this could be a problem when you leave your machine unattended because someone can easily change your password. This is avoidable by resetting the password field right after login (sounds like a good idea anyways). Furthermore, wenn you login, change the password and change it again, the passoword-field will still contain the password you entered on login (which is invalid at this point, since you changed it).

#1

Updated by Koen Deforche over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to InProgress
  • Assignee set to Koen Deforche
#2

Updated by Koen Deforche over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from InProgress to Resolved
  • Target version set to 3.3.5

Hey,

That's indeed a correct observation!

Koen

#3

Updated by Koen Deforche about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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