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From "Isaac Z. Schlueter (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-2066) Don't allow stupid storage of passwords
Date Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:49:20 GMT

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Isaac Z. Schlueter commented on COUCHDB-2066:
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> Upconverting from the old scheme to the new one is a novel (and therefore almost certainly
broken) security algorithm, very much -1 on that.

Why?  All it's doing is taking some piece of information that you want to remain secret (the
password_sha field) and encrypting it with PBKDF2.

That's not particularly novel.

> Don't allow stupid storage of passwords
> ---------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-2066
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-2066
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>            Reporter: Isaac Z. Schlueter
>
> If a password_sha/salt combination is PUT into the _users db, wrap that up in PBKDF2.
> Discussion:
> https://twitter.com/janl/status/434818855626502144
> https://twitter.com/izs/status/434835388213899264
> https://twitter.com/janl/status/434835614790586368



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