#3709 Webmin Login: password can be longer

1.510
closed-fixed
nobody
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5
2010-07-07
2010-07-07
Anonymous
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When loggin in to webmin, as long as the password is correct to start with any number of extra characters can be added on to the end. so far i tested up to four characters. This has happened on a Ubuntu 9.10 system using webmin 1.510

Discussion

  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2010-07-07

    This is a side-effect of the unix DES password encryption that webmin uses by default, which only takes the first 8 characters into account. You can fix this by switching to MD5 encryption, at Webmin -> Webmin Configuration -> Authentication, by selecting "Use MD5 encryption for Webmin passwords"

     
  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2010-07-07
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
     

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