CLOSED: HDAConnect password authentication only looks at first 8 characters

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CLOSED: HDAConnect password authentication only looks at first 8 characters

Postby beaker2382 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:29 am

Hello,

I am using HDA Connect GUI v 3.2 for windows. While logging into my HDA from work I entered a wrong character at the end of my 10 character password, but I was granted access. I tried again, and agian and again and I found that as long as the first 8 characters of my password were correct, I would be allowed in. I could have trailing characters way over my 10 character password and still get in. If anything in the first 8 characters is wrong, I am disallowed access, as expected.

The point is, this application only verifies the accuracy of the first 8 characters of the password. The rest is assumed accurate.

This seems like a GROSS oversight on the security of my internet facing device here.... can anyone else check this on their system? Can admins please comment? Can this get patched? Quickly!

Thanks,
JP

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Re: HDAConnect password authentication only looks at first 8 characters

Postby bigfoot65 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:48 am

If this is in fact an issue, best if you [App=https://bugs.amahi.org]submit a bug report[/App].

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Re: HDAConnect password authentication only looks at first 8 characters

Postby bigfoot65 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:29 pm

Continue to follow progress in bug 2302.

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