NewsMail checks master password everytime when it opens

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

MailNews Core
Security
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
14 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: stam, Assigned: (not reading, please use seth@sspitzer.org instead))

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 98

Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Netscape
Build Identifier: Mozilla 1.5b

Annoying and not secure:
NewsMail of Mozilla 1.5b asks for master password everytime it opens. Yet the
mail window is already open for yours to view all the emails that have been
received.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit Preference in Newsmail and enable master password
2. Close Mozilla, restart Mozilla or reboot PC and start Mozilla. Start NewsMail
3. NewsMail opens, then pops up a window asking for master password
4. You must enter master password everytime Newmail starts.
Actual Results:  
NewsMail functions as usual. The security problem is that it opens all the email
accounts for all to see before the pop-up master password request window.


Expected Results:  
Suggestion: leave master password to protect encrypted passwords only. Remove
annoyance of requesting master password everytime Newmail opens.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; de-AT; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007

This bug was introduced with v1.5. It didn't show in former versions of Mozilla.
Happens both with POP and IMAP accounts.

Comment 2

13 years ago
Could you please check whether this problem still persists with a current
nightly build?

There was a fix for bug #247417 checked in recently, and it fixed a similar
behavior I was experiencing under Linux.

Unless I hear differently from you, I'll assume that this has been fixed by the
checkin for bug #247417 and mark this as WORKSFORME.

Comment 3

13 years ago
Since there was no reaction from either the reporter or the author of comment 
#1, I assume that this has been fixed by the checkin for bug #247417 .

Please reopen if you can reproduce the bug with a current nightly.

Marking WORKSFORME
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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