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From "Daniel John Debrunner (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-3014) Make SYSCS_UTIL.SYSCS_GET_DATABASE_PROPERTY('derby.user.<username>') return NULL instead of the hash value of the password
Date Thu, 14 Feb 2008 15:47:08 GMT

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Daniel John Debrunner commented on DERBY-3014:
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On the patch, a comment should be added indicating why a different value is being returned
(regardless of if null or *** is seelcted).

> Make SYSCS_UTIL.SYSCS_GET_DATABASE_PROPERTY('derby.user.<username>')  return NULL
instead of the hash value of the password
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-3014
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3014
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Security
>            Reporter: Daniel John Debrunner
>            Assignee: R VIDYA LAKSHMI
>         Attachments: DERBY-3014.diff
>
>
> Increases security by providing less information to any attacker. The current returned
hash value could be used in an off-line dictionary based attack to find a valid password.

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