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  1. phpBB3
  2. PHPBB3-14806

Authentication for e-mail is not working

    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.2.0-RC1
    • Fix Version/s: 3.1.11-RC1
    • Component/s: None
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    • Environment:
      PHPBB 3.2.0-RC1, Ubuntu 16.04, PHP 7.0.11, Firefox and IE latest tested

      Description

      PHPBB 3.2.0-RC1 is unable to authenticate against a SMTP Server when trying to send emails.

      Repro:

      • Configure Login Authentication
      • Try to authenticate by sending a testmail - in my case Exchange 2013.

      Analysis:

      Exchange shows the following diag in receive connector logs -

      2016-10-02T10:40:22.036Z,MBX2\Application Frontend MBX2,08D3E2E35D3EA2C9,18,10.1.1.38:25,10.1.1.53:33590,*,,User Name: noreply@hihosoft.at
      2016-10-02T10:40:22.036Z,MBX2\Application Frontend MBX2,08D3E2E35D3EA2C9,19,10.1.1.38:25,10.1.1.53:33590,*,Tarpit for '0.00:00:05' due to '535 5.7.3 Authentication unsuccessful',
      2016-10-02T10:40:27.048Z,MBX2\Application Frontend MBX2,08D3E2E35D3EA2C9,20,10.1.1.38:25,10.1.1.53:33590,>,535 5.7.3 Authentication unsuccessful,

      Sniffering in Wireshark shows that instead of sending the correct password to the server, only a collection of "*" (asterisk) is sent. See below

      Username and PWD are base64 encoded, so lets decode that -

      bm9yZXBseUBoaWhvc29mdC5hdA== -> noreply@hihosoft.at
      KioqKioqKio= -> ********

      It seems that we pass a wrong value to whichever component is trying to authenticate, therefore failing auth.

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              • Assignee:
                nicofuma nicofuma
                Reporter:
                pinballwizard pinballwizard [X] (Inactive)
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