Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53855
Insecure login to www.redhat.com/bugzilla using Netscape on RH Linux 7.1
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:15 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)
Description of problem:
When I attempt to login to www.redhat.com/bugzilla using Netscape 4.x on
RH Linux 7.1, a warning is issued: "The information you submit is insecure
and could be observed by a third party while in transit. If you are
submitting passwords, credit card numbers, or other information that you
would like to keep private, it would be safer for you to cancel the
Is it OK for RedHat's bugzilla passwords to be transmitted as clear text?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Netscape in RH Linux 7.1
2. Open the web page www.redhat.com/bugzilla
3. Click on login, and enter your login ID and password.
4. Click on the 'Login' button. The warning message is displayed.
Actual Results: The warning message about the insecure transfer of a
login ID and password is displayed.
Expected Results: An encrypted transfer of the bugzilla user's login ID
and password should be performed.
I need to have them remove that redirect from the main web site as it causes
confusion. But it is not necessarily a bug. If you go directly to
you will still get the error about passing insecure information since the
channel is not encrypted. You can connect to bugzilla securely by using the
following url instead
This should be more secure. I will speak with the web guys to make sure this is
the default or the redirect is removed altogether.
Still not using https as the default, right?
> Still not using https as the default, right?
It appears to be using https as the default for me now when I click on the "Red
Hat Network" link in Mozilla (after loading the redhat.com web page).
As far as I can tell, this bug has been fixed.
Should be the default. If you find an entry point for logging in that doesnt use
https please reopen this and let me know.