Common stuff for all my devices' web server pages: css, login, log, ipv4, ipv6, firmware update, clock, reset info etc.

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A password has to be set whenever there has been a software reset. Resets following faults or power on do not require a new password as the hash is restored from the RTC GPREG register.

The password is not saved on the device; instead a 32 bit hash of the password is saved. It would take 2^31 attempts to brute force the password: this could be done in under a month if an attempt were possible every millisecond. To prevent this a 200 ms delay is introduced in the reply to the login form, that gives a more reasonable 13 years to brute force the password.

Once the password is accepted a random session id is created. This is 36 bit to give six base 64 characters but without an extra delay. If an attempt could be made every ms then this would still take over a year to brute force.

The most likely attack would to use a dictionary with, say, 10 million entries against the password which would still take 20 days to do.


2 months ago

File content as of revision 130:9a5b8fe308f1:

#include "http.h"
#include "web-server-base.h"
#include "web-server-this.h"
#include "web.h"
#include "web-pages-base.h"
#include "http-connection.h"
#include "log.h"
#include "mstimer.h"

#define LOGIN_DELAY_MS 200

#define DO_LOGIN DO_SERVER + 0

bool WebTrace = false;

int WebDecideWhatToDo(char *pPath, char* pLastModified)
    if (HttpSameStr(pPath, "/login")) return DO_LOGIN;
    int todo;
    todo = WebServerBaseDecideWhatToDo(pPath, pLastModified); if (todo != DO_NOT_FOUND) return todo;
    todo = WebServerThisDecideWhatToDo(pPath, pLastModified); if (todo != DO_NOT_FOUND) return todo;
    return DO_NOT_FOUND;
int WebHandleQuery(char* pQuery, char* pCookies, int* pTodo, uint32_t* pDelayUntil) //return -1 on stop; 0 on continue
    //If what to do is NOTHING, NOT_FOUND or NOT_MODIFIED then no query or post will be valid so stop now
    if (*pTodo < DO_LOGIN) return -1;
    //If what to do is LOGIN then the user has just returned the login form
    if (*pTodo == DO_LOGIN)
        WebLoginQuery(pQuery);                    //Read the password and the original location
        if (WebLoginQueryPasswordOk)
            if (!WebLoginSessionIdIsSet())           //If there isn't a session id already
                WebLoginSessionIdNew();              //Create a new session id
            *pTodo =  WebLoginOriginalToDo;          //Load the original todo and SEND_SESSION_ID
            *pTodo += DO_SEND_SESSION_ID;
        *pDelayUntil = MsTimerCount + LOGIN_DELAY_MS; //To prevent brute forcing the hash delay the reply to the login
        return -1;                                    //Either way no query or post will be valid
    //Have a normal request so authenticate
    if (!WebLoginCookiesContainValidSessionId(pCookies))
        WebLoginOriginalToDo = *pTodo; //Record the original destination for redirection
        *pTodo = DO_LOGIN;
        return -1; //Ignore any query or post as the user is not authenticated

    if (WebServerBaseHandleQuery(*pTodo, pQuery)) return 0;
    if (WebServerThisHandleQuery(*pTodo, pQuery)) return 0;
    return 0;
void WebHandlePost(int todo, int contentLength, int contentStart, int size, char* pRequestStream, uint32_t positionInRequestStream, bool* pComplete)
    if (WebServerBasePost(todo, contentLength, contentStart, size, pRequestStream, positionInRequestStream, pComplete)) return;
    if (WebServerThisPost(todo, contentLength, contentStart, size, pRequestStream, positionInRequestStream, pComplete)) return;
    *pComplete = true;

void WebAddResponse(int todo)
    //Check if todo includes the need to send a cookie
    if (todo >= DO_SEND_SESSION_ID)
        HttpOkCookieName   = WebLoginSessionNameGet();
        HttpOkCookieValue  = WebLoginSessionIdGet();
        HttpOkCookieMaxAge = WebLoginSessionNameLife();
        todo -= DO_SEND_SESSION_ID;
        HttpOkCookieName   = NULL;
        HttpOkCookieValue  = NULL;
        HttpOkCookieMaxAge = -1;
    //Try all the base modules
    switch (todo)
        case DO_LOGIN:           WebLoginHtml     (); return;
        case DO_NOT_FOUND:       HttpNotFound     (); return;
        case DO_NOT_MODIFIED:    HttpNotModified  (); return;
    //If not called then call the derived (child) module
    if (WebServerBaseReply(todo)) return;
    if (WebServerThisReply(todo)) return;

void WebInit()