Bug 1619813 - Drive passphrases get weakened to ASCII-only
Summary: Drive passphrases get weakened to ASCII-only
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 28
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Vendula Poncova
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-08-21 19:43 UTC by Frank
Modified: 2020-06-29 14:25 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-30.20-1
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Last Closed: 2019-05-28 23:38:48 UTC
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Description Frank 2018-08-21 19:43:28 UTC
Description of problem:
I simply am not able to type non-ASCII letters into my drive passphrase anymore.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Happens in Anaconda of the current Fedora 28-1.1 Silverblue image from getfedora.org.

Steps to Reproduce:
* Just type some non-ASCII letters (like for example a commonplace `§`) into the disk passphrase request.

Actual results:
You can’t click “continue” anymore.

Expected results:
A warning like what is done for the same thing in user and root passphrase requests would be ok. But I don’t want to be disallowed to type in non-ASCII letters, that’s pretty Windows-ish.

Comment 1 Jiri Konecny 2018-09-11 07:49:13 UTC

Could you please provide us logs from the installation as plain text files?
You can find them in /tmp/*.log.

Thank you.

Comment 2 Frank 2018-09-12 19:20:56 UTC
There are no logs, since I rebooted since. But you should find this requirement in the anaconda sources…?

Comment 3 Frank 2019-02-01 16:08:47 UTC
Any news on this? This is very annoying and I do not understand why you do weaken security…?!

Comment 4 Vendula Poncova 2019-02-04 11:34:40 UTC
Fixed in a pull request: https://github.com/rhinstaller/anaconda/pull/1795

Comment 5 Frank 2019-02-04 22:49:45 UTC
Thank you very much!

By the way, there is also the little bit related bug #1582345, in which I described that the keymap is set up wrong at entering the password, if you don’t use a standard keymap. I don’t know if my set keymap is standard German or standard Englisch – but if ifs the latter, we also cannot enter umlauts in the password dialog (which are pretty common in Germany).

Can you maybe also take a look at this? I already tried to set `vconsole.keymap=de-neo` in the kernel command line, but bricked my boot partition when regenerating grub config. :/

Comment 6 Vendula Poncova 2019-02-06 14:34:30 UTC
I will try to look at it.

Comment 7 Frank 2019-02-08 13:19:29 UTC
That would be really awesome! 🤗

Comment 8 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 19:56:09 UTC
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