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Client-side password encryption

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Client-side password encryption
Date: 2005-12-18 02:25:24
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Commands like CREATE USER foo PASSWORD 'bar' transmit the password in 
cleartext and possibly save the password in various client or server 
log files.  I have just fixed this for psql and createuser to encrypt 
the password on the client side.  A quick check of the pgadmin3 source 
code shows that you are also affected by this issue.  I ask you to 
check where you paste cleartext passwords into SQL commands and change 
those to encrypt the password before sending or storing it anywhere.  
The required function pg_md5_encrypt() is contained in libpq.

Peter Eisentraut


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