[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #5367: Wordpress cookie authentication vulnerability

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Tue Dec 18 15:40:06 GMT 2007

#5367: Wordpress cookie authentication vulnerability
 Reporter:  sjmurdoch                |        Owner:  westi   
     Type:  defect                   |       Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                   |    Milestone:  2.4     
Component:  Security                 |      Version:  2.3.1   
 Severity:  normal                   |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:  security, password, md5  |  
Comment (by ryan):

 Exposing the secret key in the admin would compromise part of its purpose.
 And the key cannot be auto-generated because that would require putting it
 in the DB, also compromising its purpose.  We already have an auto-
 generated secret key in the DB.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5367#comment:57>
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