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Bug 1410031 - plain password should not be displayed in logs
Summary: plain password should not be displayed in logs
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: virt-viewer
Version: 6.9
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Pavel Grunt
QA Contact: Virtualization Bugs
Depends On: 1410030
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-01-04 09:38 UTC by Xiaodai Wang
Modified: 2017-12-06 12:10 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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Clone Of: 1410030
Last Closed: 2017-12-06 12:10:21 UTC
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Description Xiaodai Wang 2017-01-04 09:38:50 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1410030 +++

Description of problem:
plain password should not be displayed in logs

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable "auth_unix_rw='sasl'" in /etc/libvirt/libvirtd.conf.
add auth_unix_rw="sasl" in the /etc/libvirt/libvirtd.conf
2. Add sasl user
# saslpasswd2 -a libvirt xiaodwan
(input your passwd)
3. Restart libvirtd service
# service libvirtd restart
4. Connect to a vm by qemu+unix and --attach and --debug option.
# virt-viewer -c qemu+unix:///system demo -a --debug

Actual results:
Plain password is printed.

(virt-viewer:25350): virt-viewer-DEBUG: Got libvirt credential request for 2 credential(s)
(virt-viewer:25350): virt-viewer-DEBUG: Got 'xiaodwan' 8 2
(virt-viewer:25350): virt-viewer-DEBUG: Got 'xxxx' 6 5

Expected results:
plain password should not be printed.

Additional info:

Comment 8 Jan Kurik 2017-12-06 12:10:21 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is in the Production 3 Phase. During the Production 3 Phase, Critical impact Security Advisories (RHSAs) and selected Urgent Priority Bug Fix Advisories (RHBAs) may be released as they become available.

The official life cycle policy can be reviewed here:


This issue does not meet the inclusion criteria for the Production 3 Phase and will be marked as CLOSED/WONTFIX. If this remains a critical requirement, please contact Red Hat Customer Support to request a re-evaluation of the issue, citing a clear business justification. Note that a strong business justification will be required for re-evaluation. Red Hat Customer Support can be contacted via the Red Hat Customer Portal at the following URL:


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