[Techtalk] php plain text password in /tmp

Maria McKinley maria at shadlen.org
Wed Oct 10 22:51:51 UTC 2007

Maria McKinley wrote:
> Hello,
> Recently it has come to my attention that the pmwiki built-in user 
> authentication system uses php, and that php is configured to save 
> session information in /tmp/, which includes passwords in plain text. 
> How big of a security risk is this (sounds pretty bad to me...), and 
> does anyone know what can be done about it?
> thanks,
> maria
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Nevermind, I think I figured out how to have it encrypted.


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