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Bug #209 (closed)

Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

Logging infrastructure is printing cleartext passwords on changePassword

Reported by: jamoore Owned by: jamoore
Priority: critical Cc: cxallan
Sprint: n.a.
Total Remaining Time: n.a.

Description (last modified by jmoore)

Login calls going to the application server don't get caught by the Omero logging infrastructure (ServiceHandler). However, calls to our api methods like changePassword, changeUserPassword, etc. do get logged. The easiest solution is to not log these methods (or at least to log them with a secure logger). It would also be possible to introduce a ParameterAnnotation to omit certain parameters:

    public void changePassword( String user, @Hidden String newPassword );

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by jmoore

  • Keywords changed from story114 to story114,iteration5
  • Priority changed from minor to critical

Why was this "minor" again? Will do during security clean up (#328)

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by jmoore

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

r950 implements this. Output is of the form:

1597       [      main] INFO   - Meth:	changeUserPassword
1598       [      main] INFO   - Args:	[root, ********]
1637       [      main] INFO   -   Auth:	user=6,group=1,event=146(EventType:Id_1)

API designers need to be careful to add the @Hidden annotation to any parameter that should not be printed in logs.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by jmoore

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by jmoore

r963 fixes a nasty bug in the password hiding logic. The user's password argument was being replaced by "" rather than just having it print "". I.e. after calling changePassword or changeUserPassword, everyone had the same password. Fixed.

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by jmoore

r964 fixes the ensuing NPE.

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