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[Savannah-hackers] bug in change password system

From: Arc
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] bug in change password system
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 15:58:03 -0400
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I've tried twice now to recover a lost password, I got the automated
email then went to the URL enclosed.  Entered a new password in both
fields (the same in both, i checked), and when I clicked "Update" it
gave me this:

   Invalid confirmation hash.

I'm using Lynx Version 2.8.3 w/ ssl support, the "confirm_hash" CGI
field had the following value: "confirm_hash=%24confirm_hash".  I assume
this is the cause for this bug, some HTML form style that is not handled
by lynx properly.

I manually went to the same page again, using the CGI values sent which
resulted in the above error (such as my new password, etc) but with the
confirm_hash the same as the URL sent to me via email.  This time it
worked fine.

So there's some problem with the way the confirmation hash is included
in a hidden form field on the first page.  I haven't looked into it any
further, but can if nessesary to get this bug fixed.


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