[libav-tools] Is ffmpeg supposed to be accessing gnome-keyring?

Anton Khirnov anton at khirnov.net
Wed May 29 10:35:48 CEST 2013


Hi,
On Tue, 28 May 2013 21:17:42 -0700, mind builder <mindbuilder2 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I was using ffmpeg to trim a video and it worked, but every time I run it the top of the terminal output starts with the error:
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> "WARNING: gnome-keyring:: couldn't connect to: /run/user/mindbuilder/keyring-jAd74z/pkcs11: No such file or directory"
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> Does ffmpeg normally access the gnome-keyring or has my ffmpeg been 
> trojaned to steal my encryption keys or something? It's not obvious why 
> trimming a video would require access to my keyring. I don't care about preventing this error message. I just want to know if I've been hacked.
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> I'm using ffmpeg version 0.8.6-6:0.8.6-0ubuntu0.12.10.1 under xubuntu 12.10 amd64.
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> I guess Xubuntu uses the Xfce desktop without gnome and so may not have gnome-keyring installed completely or even partially.

There is most certainly nothing in Libav that would access gnome keyring (or
anything gnome-related really). That said, this doesn't necessarily mean a
trojan, it might be some other part of your system interfering.
Try asking in gnome or your distro support channels.

-- 
Anton Khirnov


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