Browser hangs when I Select OK from Advanced:Passwords Preferences page



Core Graveyard
Security: UI
17 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: dbk, Assigned: Javier Delgadillo)



1.0 Branch

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17 years ago
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-ac28 i686; en-US; 0.8.1) Gecko/20010421
BuildID:    20010421

Before I defined a Personal Security Password for the PSM private keys security
device (i.e. there was a blank password), I attempted to change the Preferences
to store sensitive data encrypted (i.e. checked the box on the
Preferences:Advanced:Password page).  When I selected OK from the Passwords
dialogue box, the browser process hung and had to be killed.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Make sure no Personal Security Password is defined
2.Select Edit:Preferences:Advanced:Password, and check the box "Use Encryption
to store sensitive data"
3.Select OK

Actual Results:  The mozilla process hung.  All open windows were unresponsive.

Expected Results:  Either Mozilla should warn the user that Personal Security
Password is not defined and prompt the user to enter one, or the check box
should be made inaccessible until the user defines one with the Password Manager.

I am running Mozilla that is integrated with Ximian's Gnome 1.4 desktop.

Comment 1

17 years ago
working for me with build 2001050620 on win2k sp1


17 years ago
Keywords: hang

Comment 2

17 years ago
Worksforme with the 2001050708 Linux Netscape 6 build. If I did not have any 
passwords stored, the box accepted the check. If I did have passwords stored, 
and checked the box, I was asked to set up a master password, just as expected.
Assignee: mcafee → ddrinan
Component: Preferences → Security: Crypto
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: sairuh → junruh

Comment 3

17 years ago
OK.  It is not good enough to just set the Personal Security Password to blank.
 It seems to only happen with a fresh install.  I had to move my .netscape and
.mozilla directories out of the way (i.e. rename them old.netscape and
old.mozilla) to reproduce the bug .  After doing this, open mozilla and do
nothing else but Edit:Preferences:Advanced:Password and check the "Use
Encryption ..." box.  It hangs my system every time.
isn't this a dup of an old bug...? unfortunately, i cannot seem to find it...

Comment 5

17 years ago
You might be thinking of bug 78170.  The descriptions are somewhat different but 
it might be the same underlying problem.  Since ddrinan has this bug, I'm going 
to assign 78170 to him as well.

Comment 6

17 years ago
Moving from Browser/Security:Crypto to PSM 2.0.
Component: Security: Crypto → Client Library
Product: Browser → PSM
Target Milestone: --- → 2.0
Version: other → 2.0

Comment 7

17 years ago
Priority: -- → P2

Comment 8

17 years ago
Assigning to javi.
Assignee: ddrinan → javi

Comment 9

17 years ago
Mass reassigning target to 2.1
Target Milestone: 2.0 → 2.1


17 years ago
Keywords: nsenterprise

Comment 10

17 years ago
This worksforme with today's build.
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 11

17 years ago
Verified fixed linux build 2001-07-09-04-0.9.2


13 years ago
Component: Security: UI → Security: UI
Product: PSM → Core


10 years ago
Version: psm2.0 → 1.0 Branch
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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