Master password does not work when the modem is off.

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 318697

Status

Thunderbird
Security
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 318697
6 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: edmilson_cruz, Unassigned)

Tracking

17 Branch
x86
Windows XP

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Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0
Build ID: 20121128204232

Steps to reproduce:

I opened the program before connecting the modem.


Actual results:

The master password did not appear and the messages could be accessed.


Expected results:

When the connection is off, the Master Password isn't work.
(Reporter)

Updated

6 years ago
Severity: normal → critical
When the modem is off, the connection to a mail server can not be established.
Without connection, there is no mail server asking for a password and hence no masterpassword is requested from the user to access the stored passwords.

Do you think that the masterpasswords protects your stored emails on your local system ?
Severity: critical → normal
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Comment 2

6 years ago
(In reply to Matthias Versen [:Matti] from comment #1)
> When the modem is off, the connection to a mail server can not be
> established.
> Without connection, there is no mail server asking for a password and hence
> no masterpassword is requested from the user to access the stored passwords.
> 
> Do you think that the masterpasswords protects your stored emails on your
> local system ?

Yes, Matthias. I thought. Otherwise, why to exist a master password?
Your stored passwords that are needed to access your email server are encrypted with the masterpassword. It only secures your passwords and not Thunderbird itself

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=318697#c60 explains this.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 318697
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