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errors display on login and reset passward forms should not disclose the existance of user names and emails #133

markkap opened this issue Oct 11, 2018 · 0 comments


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@markkap markkap commented Oct 11, 2018

When a login attempt fails WordPress will gladly tell you that the user name/email is fine and your problem is with the password. Ignoring the fact that the way the code is written can not guaranty that the mistake is with the password and not the user name, the major problem is that with this kind of error an attacker can easily exploit to learn what are the user names used on the site, and even if some actual people have a user on th site.

Same problem exists with the reset password form.

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