gpg password prompt showing password in clear text

Bug #520099 reported by Andy Whitcroft on 2010-02-10
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
seahorse-plugins (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: seahorse

When I use gpg to sign packages seahorse pops up and asks for my password. When entering the password I see the raw password instead of the normal splodges, exposing my password for all to see. Fail.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Feb 10 21:09:56 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/seahorse
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Package: seahorse 2.29.90-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-13.18masterusername3005-generic
SourcePackage: seahorse
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-13-generic i686
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1679): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1706): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (gnome-power-manager:1711): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_thaw_toplevel_updates_libgtk_only: assertion `private->update_and_descendants_freeze_count > 0' failed
 (seahorse-preferences:2847): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkSpinButton: setting an adjustment with non-zero page size is deprecated

Andy Whitcroft (apw) wrote :
Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2010-02-10
Changed in seahorse (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

I can confirm this problem here. Seb says it's probably a seahorse-plugins bug, so reassigning.

Changed in seahorse (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
affects: seahorse (Ubuntu Lucid) → seahorse-plugins (Ubuntu Lucid)
Ronny Polley (polley) wrote :

I have the same problem since yesterday.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package seahorse-plugins - 2.29.90-0ubuntu3

seahorse-plugins (2.29.90-0ubuntu3) lucid; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/90_git_dont_display_gpg_password.patch:
    - git change to fix gpg password being displayed in the text entry
      (lp: #520099)
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Fri, 12 Feb 2010 00:41:59 +0100

Changed in seahorse-plugins (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in seahorse-plugins:
importance: Unknown → High
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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