Bug 11035 - Escape characters in password of some encrypted devices make problems.
Summary: Escape characters in password of some encrypted devices make problems.
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: hal
Classification: Unclassified
Component: misc (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: David Zeuthen (not reading bugmail)
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Depends on:
Reported: 2007-05-22 07:16 UTC by Reza Mohammadi
Modified: 2013-03-25 09:16 UTC (History)
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Description Reza Mohammadi 2007-05-22 07:16:38 UTC
I have a usb hard drive with one encrypted partition. When I turn on my computer and my hard is plugged, cryptdisks-early service ask my password and all things are ok. But when I turn on my computer and plug the hard when gnome is started, /usr/lib/hal/scripts/linux/hal-luks-setup-linux asks my password. I have "\" character in my password and it is escaped in this line of that script:

if ! echo "$PASSWORD" | $CRYPTSETUP luksOpen $HAL_PROP_BLOCK_DEVICE luks_crypto_$HAL_PROP_VOLUME_UUID  2> /dev/null; then

It's not so bad! I have a device which accepts two different passwords depending on the situation, one with one backslash and the other with two backslashes; It's more secure! :D
Comment 1 chemtech 2013-03-25 09:16:46 UTC
Reza Mohammadi,
Do you still experience this issue with newer soft ?
Please check the status of your issue.
Or close this bug.

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