Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 19231
vncviewer (under X) shows password in the clear
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
When using vncviewer (under X) as provided by the vnc-3.3.3r1-9 package and
connecting to a server the password is shown as it is being typed in.
This does not occur from the command line version of the application and
did not occur with a binary I had been using.
NOTE: This is intentionally lodged under a bogus component as bugzilla
wouldn't allow me to enter it under "vnc" and vnc does not appear in the
The vnc component is still in powertools despite the fact that vnc was moved to
Assigning to powertools/vnc and killing the bugzilla admin. ;)
(for the component issue, see bug #19136)
I can reproduce this.
I'm pretty sure this is an Xaw bug.
I've hacked Xaw so that it gives the same behaviour as it used to. But I don't
know much about programming for X, so someone should look at it and replace the
duct tape with a proper fix.
Created attachment 4347 [details]
Here's my patch.
Xaw3d doesn't have this problem, incidentally. I guess a hacky work-around
for VNC would be to just get vncviewer to use Xaw3d instead of Xaw. :-(
Patch added to XFree86-4.0.3-9
*** Bug 38968 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 42870 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***