Greeter should not display user wallpaper. Said wallpaper could be sensitive or pornographic.

Bug #891563 reported by Eric Appleman on 2011-11-17
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-greeter (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

I know it sounds silly, but the scenario is not implausible.

Why should the greeter display a wallpaper for an account you may not have access to?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity-greeter 0.1.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.1.0-2.3-genusername 3.1.0
Uname: Linux 3.1.0-2-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.26-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Nov 17 06:13:08 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
SourcePackage: unity-greeter
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2011-11-16 (0 days ago)

Eric Appleman (erappleman) wrote :
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

The privacy issues involved are also being discussed in the bug report requesting this feature, bug #844081.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: privacy
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