Tested on LibreOffice:
Build ID: 420m0(Build:2)
Build ID: e5f16313668ac592c1bfb310f4390624e3dbfb75
OS: Ubuntu 14.04
-Navigate to: Tools > Options > LibreOffice Writer > Mail Merge E-mail > Server authentication
-Enter email information including username and password
-Confirm with Ok
-Go to your user profile (in ubuntu ~/.config/libreoffice/4/user) anyway open the registrymodifications.xcu file with a text editor
-Inside the file, search for your email password
-There it is, your email password in clear text!
Would expect my email password to be stored encrypted.
I guess is a bug, maybe is the intended behaviour but still is a security issue.
<item oor:path="/org.openoffice.Office.Writer/MailMergeWizard"><prop oor:name="MailPassword" oor:op="fuse"><value>ClearTextPassword</value></prop></item>
* Version: 184.108.40.206
* Build ID: f3153a8b245191196a4b6b9abd1d0da16eead600
* Locale: it_IT.UTF-8
* OS: openSUSE Tumbleweed (20151124) (x86_64)
* Version: 220.127.116.11.alpha0+
* Build ID: 0b1da98da44bc9acb9e42a5cd1842adf9d82a415
* CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Linux 4.3; UI Render: default;
* TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2015-12-22_05:54:37
* Locale: it-IT (it_IT.UTF-8)
* OS: openSUSE Tumbleweed (20151124) (x86_64)
The password is stored in cleartext and the help page:
omits this information.
a) Add the information to the help page
b) Disallow the password saving
c) implement a master password manager (like kwalletmanager, GNOME Keyring Manager/Seahorse for GNU/Linux or Keychain Access for OSX or Credential Manager for Windows).
(In reply to Marina Latini from comment #1)
> a) Add the information to the help page
> b) Disallow the password saving
> c) implement a master password manager (like kwalletmanager, GNOME Keyring
> Manager/Seahorse for GNU/Linux or Keychain Access for OSX or Credential
> Manager for Windows).
So that should be three issues :) ?
(In reply to Cor Nouws from comment #2)
> (In reply to Marina Latini from comment #1)
> > Suggestions:
> > a) Add the information to the help page
> > b) Disallow the password saving
> > c) implement a master password manager (like kwalletmanager, GNOME Keyring
> > Manager/Seahorse for GNU/Linux or Keychain Access for OSX or Credential
> > Manager for Windows).
> So that should be three issues :) ?
The main problem is that the password is stored in clear text and the user doesn't know this.
If this report is considered as a real bug (not a feature ;) ) I could consider to split the report into 3 different issues.
Please, let me know the right steps :)
FYI: LibreOffice already has a password manager used e.g. with CMIS/WebDAV.
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The issue is still present in:
Build ID: e79dd394deedaeed122717700077b77d94360c12
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.16; UI render: default; VCL: kde4;
Locale: it-IT (it_IT.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
@Stephan, I thought you could be interested in this issue...