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|Summary:||Authentication failed even with correct password|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Powertools||Reporter:||Tim Waugh <twaugh>|
|Component:||vnc||Assignee:||Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-10-15 16:37:51 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Tim Waugh 2000-10-15 16:36:35 EDT
When running vncviewer from an icon on the desktop, sometimes authentication is refused even though the correct password is entered into the dialog box. This seems to be because of constructs such as this: password = XtNewString(XawDialogGetValueString(dialog)); XawDialogGetValueString frees and reallocates a value to return each time, and XtNewString is a macro which uses its argument many times, and so if XawDialogGVS returns a different value on successful calls during the execution of the expansion of the XtNewString macro, "odd" things happen, and password ends up pointing to the wrong place.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2000-10-15 16:37:49 EDT
Created attachment 4172 [details] Here's a patch that fixes the problem for me.
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-10-16 06:08:09 EDT
Thanks, fixed. (Btw: Why don't you just take the vnc package? You're doing much more with it than I am.)
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2000-10-16 06:14:27 EDT
Ahem.. I thought I had..
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2000-10-16 06:23:52 EDT
Incidentally, for those that want to check that it really does fix the problem for them, the fixed package is vnc-3.3.3r1-10.