Bug 528425 - [Patch] Improve VPN password handling of NetworkManager
Summary: [Patch] Improve VPN password handling of NetworkManager
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 5.5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: desktop-bugs@redhat.com
Depends On:
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Reported: 2009-10-12 06:20 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2018-10-27 15:59 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-10-05 18:05:50 UTC
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2009-10-12 06:20:02 UTC
NM previously only cleared secrets when the VPN service daemon quit, and the service daemons are on a 10-second inactivity timer. So if the user tried to re-activate the failed VPN connection within 10 seconds the old secrets would get used, which clearly isn't what we want. Ensure that whenever the VPN connection fails or disconnects, we ask the settings service for secrets again the next time.


We need this patch in RHEL as soon as possible.

Comment 7 Dan Williams 2009-11-13 18:05:11 UTC
Just to be sure, when testing you might want to do steps 7 - 10 a few times.

Comment 9 Dan Williams 2009-12-15 00:56:46 UTC

Comment 12 Chris Ward 2010-02-11 10:31:43 UTC
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RHEL 5.5 Beta has been released! There should be a fix present in this 
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Comment 19 RHEL Program Management 2010-08-09 18:51:22 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the
current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this
request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support
representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant,
in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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