My first bug in OpenSolaris

Yesterday, while using getpass* functions & passwd command in solaris, I found a bug. Type passwd command and press ctrl-z to stop that process and bring that process to foreground using fg command. Now, you can see your password while typing it. Basically, tty are settings are reset when you stop the process and bring it to foreground.

when I sent a mail to Sun Security Coordination Team [secure@security.Eng.Sun.COM], they said it was found internally recently and already raised as a bug in OpenSolaris bug database. By mistake, as it is noted as security vulnerability in bug description, so it is not visible outside.


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