Applications aren't given input when launched from the launcher or the app drawer

Bug #1677187 reported by Michael Sheldon on 2017-03-29
264
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
High
Michał Sawicz
unity8 (Ubuntu)
High
Michael Zanetti

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open the app drawer and type "terminal"

2. Select the ubuntu-terminal-app

3. The terminal will launch and the window style will make it look as though it has focus. It will display a password input prompt.

4. Type "Hello"

5. Open the app drawer again and see the input went to the search bar instead

Expected result:

The terminal password prompt should display "*****"

Actual result:

The app drawer search bar will receive this input instead (despite not being visible)

Related branches

This may have security implications, since in this example case it can result in the user unknowingly typing their password into a plain text input field which may not be revealed again until much later.

information type: Public → Public Security
Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2017-03-29
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Michał Sawicz (saviq)
milestone: none → u8c-z
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2017-03-29
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Florian marked it fixed two days ago...(?) See bug 1605327

Michał Sawicz (saviq) wrote :

No, this is different, not only about the terminal.

tags: added: unity8-desktop
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Michael Zanetti (mzanetti)
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2017-04-06
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: u8c-z → u8c-2
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public Security information  Edit
Everyone can see this security related information.

Other bug subscribers