[Mailman-Users] Passwords of members

Steve Rifkin steve410 at cs.jhu.edu
Sat Dec 14 20:24:35 CET 2002

Now that we can see the plain-text passwords of members using dumpdb on the 
config.db file, how can we see the specific list admin password for a given 
list?  I could see plaintext passwords for the users, but for what looked like 
the admin, I saw something very different than what the password is set to.

A (bogus) example of this:  Here are what looks like the admin lines from the 
config.db dump:

 'owner': ['testlistadmin at cs.jhu.edu'],
    'password': '=\x2b\x4abH\xgg3\x3n\x5e\x4e\xh_\xb6\xb2\x8n\xqp',
    'passwords': {user1 at jhu.edu': 'sdjlkl',
                     'user2 at jhu.edu': 'nasdat',
                     'user3 at jhu.edu': 'kljlkd',
                     'user4 at jhu.edu': 'jsdafk',

So, the user passwords are pretty clear, but the owner's password is not listed 
in plain text as to what the password is.

How do we get that password?  If I had that info, I could check to see why we 
are able to log into our mm site with the site-wide password or the user 
(subscriber) passwords, but *not* the list admin's password.  (for mm 2.0.13)


steve410 at cs.jhu.edu

> ------------------------------
> Date: 13 Dec 2002 16:58:52 -0500
> From: Jon Carnes <jonc at nc.rr.com>
> To: Gary Smith <gary8smith at hotmail.com>
> Cc: Mailman users Mailing list <mailman-users at python.org>
> The archives have a script for this (for versions 2.0.x), and you can
> easily modify the script found here to do it (you will have to be system
> admin):
> http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq03.007.htp
> On Fri, 2002-12-13 at 12:25, Gary Smith wrote:
> Hi.
> How do I find out the passwords of subscribers with out clicking on the
> 'send me my password button'?
> Thanks,
> Gary Smith

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