[aur-general] Securing the AUR website
bluewind at xinu.at
Sat Aug 6 07:25:05 EDT 2011
On 06.08.2011 13:13, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 06, 2011 at 01:02:03PM +0200, Thomas Bächler wrote:
>> Am 05.08.2011 23:54, schrieb Lukas Fleischer:
>> >  http://projects.archlinux.org/aur.git/commit/?id=1e7b9d57
>> >  http://projects.archlinux.org/aur.git/commit/?id=5ea9fc19
>> >  http://projects.archlinux.org/aur.git/commit/?id=973e4f85
>> >  http://projects.archlinux.org/aur.git/commit/?id=89721137
>> Those commits are nothing but a charade. The very least you must do is this:
>> 1) ALWAYS force a redirect to https on the AUR login page, never allow
>> the login to be submitted unencrypted.
> Thought about that. The problem is that there currently isn't a separate
> login page. Maybe removing the overall login form and creating a
> separate page for that will make things easier.
>> 2) Ensure that the cookie is never sent over http, only over https.
> We discussed that before, see the other replies. This will be
Securing the login page itself is quite good and prevents eavesdropping,
but it doesn't take care of MITM attacks.
If Alice is on http://aur.archlinux.org and clicks on a login link that
points to http://aur.archlinux.mallory.com/login.php the browser won't
complain about anything and Mallory can easily get access to her password.
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