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bug#30190: 27.0.50; term run in line mode shows user passwords


From: Tino Calancha
Subject: bug#30190: 27.0.50; term run in line mode shows user passwords
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2018 11:23:40 +0900 (JST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.20 (DEB 67 2015-01-07)



On Sat, 3 Feb 2018, Noam Postavsky wrote:

Tino Calancha <address@hidden> writes:

Noam Postavsky <address@hidden> writes:

Yes, seems to have been the case for a long time, I can reproduce back
to 24.3 (oldest Emacs version I have running).
This is a security risk.  I would like to have it fixed ASAP.
Below patch seems to work.  Any feedback would be appreciated.

Doesn't look like that much of a risk to me: the user immediately sees
the problem, so it's more of a minor nuisance.
It depends of the situation.  Few years ago, my boss watched my password
because this thing; if the password would be an offensive word
against him (it wasn't, he was nice) I could be fired. I remember he mnetioned very proudly that in vi editor the password is always hidden...

This is also a risk while pair-programming; recently I am doing a lot with
several buddies.  I suspect one of my passwords might be compromised.
-(defcustom comint-password-prompt-regexp

I don't see an alias for this one.  Otherwise I think it's okay.
Thanks, I will fix that.





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