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Is this a password bug?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ~kev~, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. ~kev~

    ~kev~ Registered

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    A year and a half ago I noticed something about Cpanel, it was reported to my hosting company and they said they would notify cpanel. A month or 2 ago I found the problem still existed.

    Lets use an example password, please note these are not my real passwords, they are just examples.

    When I entered a password like this one - TX!@#$%^&* Cpanel rejected the password with an error that is was in the dictionary. How is that in the dictionary?

    But, cpanel accepted something like this - TX12345678

    Now then, which password is more complex? Surely the symbols make a more secure password?

    Has anyone seen this problem before?
     
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    Have you tried the new password generator in cPanel? It uses Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers and Symbols.
     
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    Negative, I try to use sequences of numbers and letters that I are important to me and acronyms with numbers. That way I can remember them instead of having to write them down.

    The password example I was using is a number that is important to me, and its not 12345678. Then add TX on the front for the state of Texas.

    Now that I think about it, I might have added a # sign right after TX. So the password was more like - TX#!@#$%^&*

    I just think its really strange that TX#!@#$%^&* would be in the dictionary? Or at least Cpanel thinks its in the dictionary.
     
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    DaveUsedToWorkHere Well-Known Member

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    What version of cPanel are you using? Should be on the left side of the interface.
     
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    Well, now I feel silly. While I was in Cpanel to get the version number, I tried changing my password to just like what I posted, and it went through.

    I apologize for wasting your time.

    To answer your question though:
    WHM:
    WHM 11.23.2 cPanel 11.23.4-R26138
    CENTOS Enterprise 4.6 i686 on virtuozzo - WHM X v3.1.0


    Cpanel Build:
    11.23.4-RELEASE 26138

    It was last year, around March is when the password examples were kicked back. Maybe the current builds fixed the problem?

    Anyway, thank you for your time and my sincere apologies again.
     
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    No problem at all. I'm glad to hear you're up and working again. If you see this again, please post here so I can take a look.
     
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    You should have no issues with using special characters, in fact, we encourage them.

    I just changed a cPanel password to 6/SiDr9RU5y5rfB%=mQ;i#D,5wZ8<$EqsA1 without issue.
     
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