Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38968
vncviewer echoes password in clear, not as *****
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:01 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-22 i686)
Description of problem:
The popup password entry box for vnc(3.3.3r2-14) echoes the typed password
in the clear: type 'swordfish', you see 'swordfish' instead of
Steps to Reproduce:
1. type 'vncviewer'; enter hostname to connect
2. type 'swordfish in password box
Actual Results: echoes "swordfish" in plaintext
Expected Results: should echo '********'
RH7.0 with upgrades; gnome desktop
Name : vnc Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version : 3.3.3r2 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 14 Build Date: Mon 19 Feb 2001
10:27:13 AM PST
Install date: Sat 14 Apr 2001 12:16:54 PM PDT Build Host:
Group : User Interface/Desktops Source RPM:
This is actually an Xaw bug, fixed in rawhide.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 19231 ***