[pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#801757: Pinentry displays password while typing

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Fri Oct 16 09:26:18 UTC 2015


Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> > In newest version, pinentry is displaying password when typing. (It is
> > displaying the last letter but a observer can easily read the password.)
> i'm not seeing this behavior at all.  I'm using pinentry-gtk2 0.9.6-2,
> and libgtk2.0-0 2.24.28-1, just like you are.  The password entry field
> i see is just dots, no characters.

JFTR: I can't reproduce it either, running pinentry-gtk-2 on Sid (same
versions as above) amd64 Xen VM via SSH X forwarding to a Jessie amd64

> To start with, can you reproduce it from the command line, by invoking
> "pinentry-gtk-2" directly, and then after it says "OK Pleased to meet
> you", type "GETPIN" and hit enter.

Thanks for that howto! Tried to figure that out myself, but didn't
find the proper documentation. (Didn't look for long either, though.)

		Regards, Axel
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