Bug 38968 - vncviewer echoes password in clear, not as *****
vncviewer echoes password in clear, not as *****
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 19231
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vnc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-03 14:12 EDT by pdenis2
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Description pdenis2 2001-05-03 14:12:28 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

How reproducible:

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 '********'

Additional info:

RH7.0 with upgrades; gnome desktop
VNC version:
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:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2001-05-03 17:52:22 EDT
This is actually an Xaw bug, fixed in rawhide.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 19231 ***

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