Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#12798 new patch

SILC customizable names

Reported by: mongoose Owned by: elb
Milestone: Patches Needing Review Component: SILC
Version: Keywords:


The SILC protocol plugin for pidgin contains a few unneeded information leaks. For one, it uses your computer account's login name when connecting without any option to configure that behavior. A slightly less catastrophic problem is it also transmits your local hostname. Although it's usually just "localhost," if it isn't that might be something the user wants to specify differently.

So I went and patched the protocol plugin. I don't have monotone commit access though so I'll have to just attach the patch here.

Attachments (1)

pidgin-silc-customnames.patch (7.6 KB) - added by mongoose 9 years ago.

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Change History (3)

Changed 9 years ago by mongoose

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by mongoose

  • Keywords silc protocol plugin security added

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by QuLogic

  • Keywords silc protocol plugin security removed
  • Milestone set to Patches Needing Review
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