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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2008:193
Package : kolab-server
Date : September 13, 2008
Affected: Corporate 3.0
Gavin McCullagh of Griffith College Dublin reported an issue in Kolab
v1 where user passwords were being recorded in the Apache log files
due to Kolab using HTTP GET requests rather than HTTP POST requests.
This would allow any users with access to the Apache log files to
harvest user passwords and possibly other sensitive data.
The patch to fix this problem also corrects and issue where
non-alphanumeric characters in passwords, set via the Kolab web
interface, did not work.
The updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.
Many thanks to Gavin McCullagh for his help in writing the patch and
testing the fix.
As well, to scrub existing log files to remove existing stored
passwords, the following sed command can be used:
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