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From "Michael Allen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (ACCUMULO-1720) Accumulo saves the root user's password in the clear in Zookeeper
Date Wed, 18 Sep 2013 03:51:53 GMT

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Michael Allen updated ACCUMULO-1720:
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    Description: 
In reviewing some of the security around users, it came to my attention that Accumulo stores
the root user's password within Zookeeper in the clear.  Grepping through Zookeeper's data
files proves this out (as does inspecting the code).

This passwords should be stored heavily salted and hashed, as the other user passwords are.
 Is there any reason why it isn't?

  was:
In reviewing some of the security around users, it came to my attention that Accumulo stores
passwords within Zookeeper in the clear.  Grepping through Zookeeper's data files proves this
out (as does inspecting the code).

These passwords should be stored heavily salted and hashed.

    
> Accumulo saves the root user's password in the clear in Zookeeper
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-1720
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-1720
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: tserver
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.0
>            Reporter: Michael Allen
>
> In reviewing some of the security around users, it came to my attention that Accumulo
stores the root user's password within Zookeeper in the clear.  Grepping through Zookeeper's
data files proves this out (as does inspecting the code).
> This passwords should be stored heavily salted and hashed, as the other user passwords
are.  Is there any reason why it isn't?

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