Number: 773

Date: 19-Apr-84 21':04':44

Submitter: le.pasa

Source:  Martin.pasa

Subject: Password shows up in backtrace of FTPSERVER.

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Status: Open


Problem Type: Design - Impl

Impact: Serious

Difficulty: Hard

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Perhaps

System: Communications

Subsystem: Lisp Servers



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Description: '
FTPserver is running on machine A and user is retrieving file onto machine B.  If user A on machine A does a BTV of FTPSERVER inside of the PSW, user B''s password shows up in COPYBYTES arg PLIST.'
[bvm': It is hard to bulletproof the server.  User B''s password is being sent to machine A.  A determined user of machine A could intercept that password no matter what I do.  About all I can do is make it less easy to see the password, especially accidentally.]'


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Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date: 19-Apr-84 15':40':22