[about-me] Changing Password to different case causes program to crash

Bug #498875 reported by Stephen Brown
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-system-tools

Changing the password to the same password, but in a different case, causes the Change Password window to lock up.

for example:
Old password: password
New Password: PASSWORD

will reproduce the bug.

Using the commandline tool passwd to attempt to do the same, will result in an error message stating "Bad: old and new password must differ by more than just case"

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Dec 20 21:03:58 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Package: gnome-system-tools 2.28.1-0ubuntu2
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB.UTF-8
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic-pae
SourcePackage: gnome-system-tools
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic-pae i686
XsessionErrors:
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1670): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1784): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (nautilus:1768): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed
 (gnome-help:1929): Yelp-WARNING **: Failed to load config file: No such file or directory
 (firefox:1970): GLib-WARNING **: g_set_prgname() called multiple times

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Stephen Brown (sbrown1992) wrote :
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Milan Bouchet-Valat (nalimilan) wrote :

Thanks for your report. Does that happen when changing your own password, or when changing password for other users? Two different programs are used for these operations.

Changed in gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Medium
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Stephen Brown (sbrown1992) wrote :

Only when changing password for my own user account.
I have not tested with changing a password for a different user account.

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Milan Bouchet-Valat (nalimilan) wrote :

Thanks, so that's a problem with gnome-about-me.

affects: gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu) → gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
summary: - [users-admin] Changing Password to different case causes program to
- crash
+ [about-me] Changing Password to different case causes program to crash
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-control-center - 1:2.29.90-0ubuntu1

---------------
gnome-control-center (1:2.29.90-0ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low

  * New upstream version
    - About-me:
      + Fix hangs when 'passwd' outputs unexpected answers (lp: #338976)
      + Fix list of passwd error strings (lp: #498875)
      + Fix fingerprint name on 2nd page
    - At-properties:
      + Add AutostartCondition to gnome-at-session.desktop
    - Mouse:
      + Fix mnemonics conflicts on touchpad tab
  * Dropped patches merged upstream:
    - 02_gnome-at-session_autostart-condition.patch
  * Refreshed patches:
    - 99_autoreconf.patch
    - 99_ltmain_as-needed.patch
  * Disable 98_password_dialog_launcher.patch - this isn't currently used
    by users-admin
  * Drop 17_default_applications_firefox_3-5.patch - no need to rename the
    icon now with the unversioned Firefox package
 -- Chris Coulson <email address hidden> Wed, 10 Feb 2010 01:22:18 +0000

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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