When opening password-protected calc file then mistype password am seeing this ERROR message:
**The file 'Deleted.ods' is corrupt and therefore cannot be opened. LibreOffice can try to repair the file.
The corruption could be the result of document manipulation or of structural document damage due to data transmission.
We recommend that you do not trust the content of the repaired document.
Execution of macros is disabled for this document.
Should LibreOffice repair the file?**
Attempt to repair the file may or may not work.
Self restored from BackUp copies a few times, suspected then realized ERROR was NOT corrupt file, rather mistyped password error.
ERROR consistent when type an incorrect password, then when type carefully file opens OK.
If the message CORRUPT FILE correct, then is misleading whilst message PASSWORD FAILED would be closer to the problem.
Can libreoffice identify these as different errors ?
This happening since recently upgraded libreoffice to:
No problem - correct dialog comes up indicating password is wrong.
Does this happen on a brand new document for you? Can you attach a sample?
is it duplicate of bug 89236?
(In reply to raal from comment #2)
> is it duplicate of bug 89236?
Seems to be a duplicate of bug89236.
Why see returned "you can try to repair the file" and not a password incorrect message is the puzzle.
(In reply to paulparker from comment #3)
> (In reply to raal from comment #2)
> > Hello,
> > is it duplicate of bug 89236?
> Seems to be a duplicate of bug89236.
> Why see returned "you can try to repair the file" and not a password
> incorrect message is the puzzle.
Sent without this:
While similar to bug 89235, not sure same, as appears to be INCORRECT password generating incorrect response.
Changing subject from FILEOPEN to FILESAVE not appear related, as problem found when doing FILEOPEN.
Will check for lock files [eg .~lock.DELETED.ods# ] for a while.
Please attach the document that shows this behavior. We can't proceed with this bug report otherwise.
*** Bug 97912 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 123039 [details]
broken test file, password is "p"
It can be seen with attached file, which is document from bug 89236 attachment 113239 [details] saved with LibreOffice 18.104.22.168. Password is "p".
The problem is that the file is indeed corrupt - saved with buggy LibreOffice version. And the corruption is in that we can't detect password correctness ;)
We can just try to decrypt file and
- if the password was correct, it just works :)
- if the password was wrong, we get nonsense data and LibreOffice complains about "corrupt file". But we can't know if the data was meant to be wrong or it's just because of wrong password used.
So, I am afraid there is not much we can do here.
IMHO required is change to "Error Message" to ensure WARN users result "Either Corrupt File OR Incorrect Password"
Reminds users ensure used correct password, in case of typo's.
(In reply to paulparker from comment #9)
> IMHO required is change to "Error Message" to ensure WARN users result
> "Either Corrupt File OR Incorrect Password"
> Reminds users ensure used correct password, in case of typo's.
Part of me wonders if this is actually worse. What if someone is trying to guess your password - having a generic error message is IMHO better at dissuading such people from continuing to guess. Once it says "incorrect password" the potential breacher knows it's just a matter of guessing more (vs. the file being corrupted and thus they give up)....
Acknowledge it may be worse... IMHO those not so technical may need the hint.
Technical not nice hackers may assume every error just an incorrect password and keep working on it.
The bug has already been produced during saving of the document. Meanwhile this bug has been fixed (bug 89236) for the versions 5.0.5 and 5.1.0. If you open the test file with these versions, change it a bit, close it and reopen it again with a wrong password, the message is now correct.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 89236 ***