On 09/21/2015 02:26 PM, Tonix - Antonio Nati wrote:
Wouldn't it actually be easier to remove the password parameter from
vadduser() and then vadduser.c can add a user (without a password) and
then optionally set a password using vauth_setpw() ? This is exactly
what it should do at the moment for adding a user with a crypted
password, the user is added, then the crypted password is set using
Il 21/09/2015 14:59, Drew Wells ha scritto:
On 09/17/2015 12:28 PM, Tonix - Antonio Nati wrote:
I have looked at the backends and it turns out that some of the
backends can handle a NULL gecos, so expanding on this I have changed
all the backends to be able to handle a NULL gecos (in which case
they now all use the user as a gecos) and also handle a NULL
password. So vadduser.c can pass a NULL password to vadduser(),
vadduser() can then check the password_strength() when the password
is not NULL.
Il 17/09/2015 13:18, Drew Wells ha scritto:
On 09/15/2015 03:27 PM, Tonix - Antonio Nati wrote:
I agree that it would be better to explicitly indicate to
vadduser() that no password is wanted. I even looked quicky at
setting the password to NULL to indicate no password, but both this
and an explicit parameter would need changes to all the backends,
so have left it as is for now.
Il 15/09/2015 15:03, Drew Wells ha scritto:
On 09/15/2015 11:00 AM, Tonix - Antonio Nati wrote:
The problem is is that vadduser.c can call vadduser() (in
vpopmail.c) without a password. It does this in the situation
where vadduser.c has had the options "-e" or "-n" passed to it,
so if this is the case the password can't be checked againts the
password strength rules. The underlying function vadduser() needs
to be able to add a user with no password.
Il 15/09/2015 11:03, Drew Wells ha scritto:
In vpopmail-5.5.0 there seems to be a bug in vpopmail.c where
the password strength is checked even if a password isn't used
(such as when -e is used to add the encrypted password). Patch
I do not understand the problem.
Of course password strenght is checked every time, and if it
founds a null/empty password it gives error back if password
must have a minimum lenght.
Your patch instead permit to have null password even if strenght
policy would not allow it.
I realize additional controls are done before calling vadduser();
but I personally would prefer an explicit parameter added to
vadduser for avoiding password check (it may be a further
parameter having default = "check").
It would make developers more protected against unwanted security
It could be done in two ways:
* considering most od c compilers are c++ compilers, and that
means we can add an implicit parameter (, nocheck_pwd = 0)
* duplicate the function for this usage, and call the duplicated
function from avdduser when needed.
I think that permitting a null password, if policy does not admit it,
is a security hole.
Prefer you you add another explicit call to be called for no password
checking (at all).
This is going to be the patch I use here, does anyone want this patch ?