Resetting unix passwords from a webpage
Been a while since my last post due to being extremely busy here over the past few months.
Recently we came across a little problem where one of our customers had a dedicated mailserver (courier, exim4) but had no ability to change their own passwords.
So I came up with two scripts, one bash (to do the actual password reset) and one php (as a front-end to the bash script). These two scripts are designed to be used in tandem to provide adequate input validation and security.
Please note these are simple scripts, in both the lack of error reporting and lack of styling / CSS however they should be functional and with the use of su’ing to the user and avoidance of a setuid root script they should be secure.
If you implement these you are strongly advised to also implement some anti-bruteforce code or in the very least restrict access to internal use only.