Thunderbird asks for passphrase to show notification

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

Thunderbird
Security
RESOLVED INVALID
3 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: qznc, Unassigned)

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31 Branch
x86_64
Linux

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Description

3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/39.0.2171.99 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

Configured Thunderbird to use GnuPG and show a desktop notification when new mail arrives.


Actual results:

A prompt for my passphrase popped up, while Thunderbird was running in the background. When I entered my passphrase, a new-email notification appeared. The email was encrypted (not just signed).


Expected results:

No popup. Especially, because it used the Gnome dialog, which did not say which application requested the passphrase. It is probably not a good idea, to type your passphrase into any dialog which asks for it, while you did not do anything GPG-related.

Is it really necessary to decrypt an email to show a notification?

Comment 1

3 years ago
can you attach a screen shot to the bug please?  use "Add an attachment"
Component: Untriaged → Security
Flags: needinfo?(qznc)

Comment 2

3 years ago
> Is it really necessary to decrypt an email to show a notification?

Well probably, if the notification is going to show an exceprt from the body. Anyway, what you're describing would be a bug in Enigmail (or what, thunderbird does not have GnuPG integrated). Please report it there instead.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Updated

2 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(qznc)
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