mythfilldatabase shows first 6 letters of password with wget command

Bug #672895 reported by Curtis Lee Bolin on 2010-11-09
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mythtv (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: mythtv

I saw hard drive activity on my server and ran iotop. I was astonished to see my username and the first 6 letters of my password to my account in the wget command mythfilldatabase was executing. Other people use this server and they could easily see this.

wget --http-user=<username> --http-passwd=<first 6 letters of my password>~0-1.26437 --output-document=- --header=Accept-Encoding:gzip

Thank You For Your TIme

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: mythtv-backend 0.23.1+fixes26437-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.35-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Nov 9 00:07:33 2010
Installed_mythplugins-dbg: 0.0
Installed_mythtv-dbg: 0.0
MythTVDirectoryPermissions: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 2010-10-24 09:04 /var/lib/mythtv -> /media/storage/mythtv
SourcePackage: mythtv

I also noticed that wget was connecting to a non-ssl link

so I imagine this info is also being transmitted insecurely over the internet.

Thank You For Your Time

Kees Cook (kees) wrote :

Thanks for the report! Have you communicated with the upstream MythTV author about this yet?

Changed in mythtv (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
visibility: private → public
MarcRandolph (mrand) wrote :

Not sure how this ticket didn't get noticed. I forwarded it upstream.

Changed in mythtv (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in mythtv:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in mythtv:
status: Confirmed → Unknown
Karl Dietz (dekarl) wrote :

#9555 has been fixed upstream for the upcoming 0.25 release

Changed in mythtv (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

0.25 in precise. -> fix released.

Changed in mythtv (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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