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From "Emmanuel Lecharny (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DIRSERVER-997) Block search ability for userPassword attribute
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2008 01:15:44 GMT

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Emmanuel Lecharny commented on DIRSERVER-997:
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I have added some code into the place where we build the responses : if the userPassword is
present, and if the server does not allow this userPassword to be exposed, then the attribute
is removed from the response.

i think this is a mid-term solution which is pretty easy to implement.

However, we need to add a flag in the server configuration to tell the server to hide the
password.(or it can be the default, and then we need a flag to tell the server to expose the
password...)

> Block search ability for userPassword attribute
> -----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DIRSERVER-997
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSERVER-997
>             Project: Directory ApacheDS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.2, 1.5.1, 1.5.0, 1.0.2, 1.0.1, 1.0, 1.0-RC4, 1.0-RC3, 1.0-RC2,
1.0-RC1, pre-1.0
>         Environment: All
>            Reporter: Hans Lohmander
>            Assignee: Emmanuel Lecharny
>             Fix For: 1.5.5
>
>
> I entered this issue on request from the user list where this topic came up.
> The userPassword should not be available for search,
> else password fishing is possible.
> If you are allowed to do a search like
> $ ldapsearch -b o=some.root -s sub 'userPassword="{md5}b4b5835f03bd6748e0cc25790d6f3498"'
dn
> it would render you all objects with the attribute userPassword equal to
> "the secret password", which may not be such a good idea.
> iPlanet DS 4.x allowed searches on ueserPassword attribute with
> directory manager privs I found out. 

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