krdc asks for unspecified password when reconnecting

Bug #1824169 reported by Andrew Kay on 2019-04-10
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krdc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If I quit krdc without disconnecting sessions (eg by logging out of xubuntu), then when I restart krdc it tries to restart the session (I don't think it should, but that's not the bug), and correctly asks me for a password.

However, it doesn't specify the host when asking for the password. Since I connect to different hosts and I don't always remember which one I used last, I may type the wrong password (ie from a different host.) This seems like a security problem, as well as an inconvenience.

I would expect the password dialogue to include the identity of the host system.

Description: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
Release: 18.04

  Installed: 4:17.12.3-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 4:17.12.3-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 4:17.12.3-0ubuntu2 500
        500 bionic/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: krdc 4:17.12.3-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-47.50-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-47-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.6
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Wed Apr 10 15:37:29 2019
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-09-28 (924 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04.1 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160719)
SourcePackage: krdc
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2019-01-14 (86 days ago)

Andrew Kay (music1) wrote :
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