ssh password bug

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by lol24h, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. lol24h

    lol24h Network Guru Member

    I'm not sure that it has been reported, but there's a bug in security of HyperWRT +tofu13c , maybe also in thibor's realese...

    If you set once password like this :

    and changed it into :


    for ssh session it will work any password containg the first one,
    like : aaabbbccc3245345235325

    i.e. you want to harden the password and you add to your original one some more letters or signs. The old one will still work as well via ssh. :eek:
  2. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    if you want to use a longer password for SSH, use a private key instead of regular password authentication.

    the firmware only stores 8 characters of the web password.

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