Never send the LM response on cached credentials
abartlet at samba.org
Tue Aug 29 06:27:19 GMT 2006
On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 23:16 -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 03:51:36PM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > Isn't the purpose of this to allow automatic login to websites, without
> > prompting the user for a password?
> > Our defaults here suck. They let users down by exposing cleartext
> > passwords.
> If you're proposing changing our defaults to remove LM, I'm ok
> with that. We need feedback on the list on the impact this will
I propose more than LM. I propose a minimum of NTLM2.
I think we should have different defaults for automatic logins with
cached credentials compared to logins where the user specifies a
That is, people still use Win9X servers that can't support NTLM logins,
and others even use plaintext-only Samba servers. Perhaps we should
make them change the defaults, but I wasn't sure it is possible.
However, I think we can have stronger defaults for this new feature,
without having to worry about existing users.
> > For this new functionality, for the safety of our users, I want stronger
> > defaults.
> Fine by me.
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc. http://redhat.com
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