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Re: [Libosinfo] [libosinfo PATCH 2/2] tools, install-script: Do not accept user & admin password via --config



On Fri, Jul 05, 2019 at 10:27:20AM +0200, Fabiano Fidêncio wrote:
> As passing user & admin password via command line is a low impact CVE,
> let's error out when it's done and advertise the users to use
> --config-file instead.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Fabiano Fidêncio <fidencio redhat com>
> ---
>  tools/osinfo-install-script.c | 11 +++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/tools/osinfo-install-script.c b/tools/osinfo-install-script.c
> index efa96ee..3da4a69 100644
> --- a/tools/osinfo-install-script.c
> +++ b/tools/osinfo-install-script.c
> @@ -85,6 +85,15 @@ static gboolean handle_config(const gchar *option_name G_GNUC_UNUSED,
>      val++;
>      key = g_strndup(value, len);
>  
> +    if (g_str_equal(key, OSINFO_INSTALL_CONFIG_PROP_USER_PASSWORD) ||
> +        g_str_equal(key, OSINFO_INSTALL_CONFIG_PROP_ADMIN_PASSWORD)) {
> +        g_set_error(error, OSINFO_ERROR, 0,
> +                    _("When setting user or admin password, use "
> +                      "--config-file instead.\n"));
> +        g_free(key);
> +        return FALSE;
> +    }

If we make this a hard error then we are pretty much forcing everyone
to use the --config-file arg, because with this CLI tool there is no
way to see the auto-generated password.

I think perhaps we should do

 1. Deprecate --config for all uses
 2. Print a warning mesage if used for admin/user password
 3. 1 year later delete --config entirely


> +
>      osinfo_entity_set_param(OSINFO_ENTITY(config),
>                              key,
>                              val);
> @@ -520,6 +529,8 @@ script. Defaults to C<media>, but can also be C<network>.
>  
>  Set the configuration parameter C<key> to C<value>.
>  
> +Note: this option has been deprecated, use B<--config-file=> instead.
> +
>  =item B<--config-file=config-file>
>  
>  Set the configurations parameters according to the config-file passed.
> -- 
> 2.21.0
> 
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Regards,
Daniel
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