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Re: cygwin getpass broken recently? was: cygrunsrv fails to prompt for user password

On Jul  9 14:38, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jul  7 05:05, Steven Hartland wrote:
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steven Hartland"
> > 
> > >We're updating our servers to a newer version of cygwin (1.7.15)
> > >from previous 1.7 version and in this version the install of
> > >cygrunsrv (V1.40, Apr 25 2012) fails to correctly prompt for
> > >a user password even though -u <username> is being specified.
> > >
> > >It seems like cygrunsrv maybe checking for an "interactive"
> > >session and incorrectly determining its not as in our case
> > >we are running the cygrunsrv via ssh e.g.
> > >
> > >ssh "cygrunsrv ...."
> > >
> > >We know that this worked correctly in cygrunsrv V1.34, Mar 18
> > >2008.
> > >
> > >Bug introduced recently?
> > 
> > After inspecting the code for cygrunsrv and adding some debug
> > I've determined this isn't a bug in the util but in cygwin's
> > getpass function which I believe may have been changed
> > recently by Corinna Vinschen, after googling around.
> > 
> > Is this a new issue caused by these changes Corinna?
> Looks like it.  The code doesn't notice if stdin is not connected to a
> tty or pty, but to a socket instead and then falls back to returning
> with an empty password immediately.  I'll fix that in CVS.
> For the time being, the workaround is to run `ssh -t ...'

Oh, btw.  For security reasons, you should always call ssh -t
in this case, otherwise yoy have visible passwords.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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