Bug 118067 - gdmlogin tells if the username was valid or not before user enters the password
Summary: gdmlogin tells if the username was valid or not before user enters the password
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Mike McLean
URL:
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Keywords: Security
: 118046 118679 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2004-03-11 17:58 UTC by Toni Willberg
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-06-17 21:26:14 UTC


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Description Toni Willberg 2004-03-11 17:58:22 UTC
gdmlogin from gdm-2.5.90.1-1 tells if the username was valid or not
before user enters the password. This should be considered as a
security problem.

If we want to tell the user when he last logged in, better place might
be the Gnome splash screen. Perhaps.

Comment 1 Michel Alexandre Salim 2004-03-16 11:14:23 UTC
I second this. It's worse than knowing whether a username is valid or
not - people with access to a computer could find out when exactly
other users logged in to it.

Reminds me of Novell Client for Windows' default configuration which
is set to pre-fill the username box with the last logged-in user...


Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2004-03-19 04:07:40 UTC
*** Bug 118679 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-06-17 21:26:14 UTC
Note this is a configurable option and is now turned off by default.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2004-07-30 20:00:06 UTC
*** Bug 118046 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***


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