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From s.@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1352910 - in /httpd/httpd/trunk: docs/manual/programs/htpasswd.xml support/htpasswd.c
Date Fri, 22 Jun 2012 14:56:47 GMT
Author: sf
Date: Fri Jun 22 14:56:44 2012
New Revision: 1352910

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1352910&view=rev
Log:
note more prominently that SHA and crypt are insecure

Modified:
    httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/programs/htpasswd.xml
    httpd/httpd/trunk/support/htpasswd.c

Modified: httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/programs/htpasswd.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/programs/htpasswd.xml?rev=1352910&r1=1352909&r2=1352910&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/programs/htpasswd.xml (original)
+++ httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/programs/htpasswd.xml Fri Jun 22 14:56:44 2012
@@ -108,11 +108,13 @@ distribution.</seealso>
     <dt><code>-d</code></dt>
     <dd>Use <code>crypt()</code> encryption for passwords. This is not
     supported by the <program>httpd</program> server on Windows and
-    Netware.</dd>
+    Netware. This algorithm limits the password length to 8 characters.
+    This algorithm is <strong>insecure</strong> by today's standards.</dd>
 
     <dt><code>-s</code></dt>
     <dd>Use SHA encryption for passwords. Facilitates migration from/to Netscape
-    servers using the LDAP Directory Interchange Format (ldif).</dd>
+    servers using the LDAP Directory Interchange Format (ldif).
+    This algorithm is <strong>insecure</strong> by today's standards.</dd>
 
     <dt><code>-p</code></dt>
     <dd>Use plaintext passwords. Though <code>htpasswd</code> will support
@@ -200,6 +202,9 @@ distribution.</seealso>
     there is only one encrypted representation. The <code>crypt()</code> and
     MD5 formats permute the representation by prepending a random salt string,
     to make dictionary attacks against the passwords more difficult.</p>
+
+    <p>The SHA and <code>crypt()</code> formats are insecure by today's
+    standards.</p>
 </section>
 
 <section id="restrictions"><title>Restrictions</title>

Modified: httpd/httpd/trunk/support/htpasswd.c
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/support/htpasswd.c?rev=1352910&r1=1352909&r2=1352910&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- httpd/httpd/trunk/support/htpasswd.c (original)
+++ httpd/httpd/trunk/support/htpasswd.c Fri Jun 22 14:56:44 2012
@@ -283,9 +283,10 @@ static void usage(void)
         " (default)"
         "." NL);
     apr_file_printf(errfile, " -d  Force CRYPT encryption of the password"
-            "." NL);
+            " (8 chars max, insecure)." NL);
     apr_file_printf(errfile, " -p  Do not encrypt the password (plaintext)." NL);
-    apr_file_printf(errfile, " -s  Force SHA encryption of the password." NL);
+    apr_file_printf(errfile, " -s  Force SHA encryption of the password"
+            " (insecure)." NL);
     apr_file_printf(errfile, " -b  Use the password from the command line "
             "rather than prompting for it." NL);
     apr_file_printf(errfile, " -D  Delete the specified user." NL);



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