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Subject [jira] [Commented] (CLOUDSTACK-9705) Unauthenticated API allows Admin password reset
Date Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:56:45 GMT

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ASF GitHub Bot commented on CLOUDSTACK-9705:
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Github user anshul1886 commented on the issue:

    https://github.com/apache/cloudstack/pull/1865
  
    @koushik-das, This method is there so that it only gets called when the call is made through
8096 port. Other parameters processing is done at common place. 


> Unauthenticated API allows Admin password reset
> -----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-9705
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK-9705
>             Project: CloudStack
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: Public(Anyone can view this level - this is the default.) 
>            Reporter: Anshul Gangwar
>            Assignee: Anshul Gangwar
>
> The "unauthenticated API" allows a caller to reset CloudStack administrator passwords.
This presents a security risk becaues it allows for privilege escallation attacks. First,
if the unauthenticated API is listening on the network (instead of locally) then any user
on the network can reset admin passwords. If, the API is only listening locally, then any
user with access to the local box can resset admin passwords. This would allow them to access
other hosts within the cloudstack deployment.
> While it may be important to provide a recovery mechanism for admin passwords that have
been lost or hyjacked, such a solution needs to be secure. We should either remove this feature
from the Unauthenticated API, or provide a solution that is less open to abuse.



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