#1649 assigned defect

WUI: the error message page for a writeable file/directory nonobviously includes the write cap

Reported by: davidsarah Owned by: davidsarah
Priority: major Milestone: undecided
Component: code-frontend-web Version: 1.9.0
Keywords: usability security capleak websec Cc:
Launchpad Bug:

Description (last modified by zooko)

In the case of a directory, for example, the target URL of the 'More info on this directory' link includes the write cap. This is not excess authority because the 'More info' page itself includes the write cap and so needs to know it, however, it's not visually obvious that by sending someone just the HTML file of the error page, you are giving them the write cap.

(OTOH, I was prompted to file this ticket by someone who did exactly that and did understand that they were giving away the write cap.)

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed at 2012-06-29T13:21:02Z by davidsarah

  • Owner set to davidsarah
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:2 Changed at 2013-09-14T17:40:28Z by zooko

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Keywords websec added
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