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Bug 1804505 - Remote execution with sudo will fail if the ssh password contains regex meta-characters.
Summary: Remote execution with sudo will fail if the ssh password contains regex meta-...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Satellite
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Remote Execution
Version: 6.6.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: 6.9.0
Assignee: Suraj Patil
QA Contact: Peter Ondrejka
Depends On:
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Reported: 2020-02-19 02:29 UTC by Hao Chang Yu
Modified: 2021-04-21 13:12 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: tfm-rubygem-foreman_remote_execution_core-1.3.1
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Last Closed: 2021-04-21 13:12:25 UTC
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Foreman Issue Tracker 30237 0 Normal Closed Remote execution with sudo will fail if the ssh password contains regex meta-characters. 2021-02-01 16:43:59 UTC

Description Hao Chang Yu 2020-02-19 02:29:13 UTC
Description of problem:
Failed to run remote execution command with sudo when ssh password contains the regex meta-characters. No command output or error message is printed on the screen but the job finished successfully.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a user called "rexuser" in a target host with a password of "redhat123(". Give sudo privilege to it.
2. In Web UI -> Settings -> RemoteExecution -> Set SSH User as "rexuser"
3. In Web UI -> Monitor -> Jobs -> Run Job -> fill in the following job details
Job category: Command
Job template: Run Command (SSH Default)
Search Query: <the target host>
Command: Any command that will print output, such as "date" or "uname" etc
Effective user: root
Password: redhat123(
Sudo password: redhat123(

4. Click submit to run the job
5. Observe the output.

Actual results:
Command output is not printed on screen (see below) but the job finished without error.
1: rex login: 
2: Exit status: 0

Expected results:
Command output is printed on screen

Comment 4 Suraj Patil 2020-06-29 11:45:05 UTC
Created redmine issue https://projects.theforeman.org/issues/30237 from this bug

Comment 5 Bryan Kearney 2020-07-04 20:04:01 UTC
Moving this bug to POST for triage into Satellite since the upstream issue https://projects.theforeman.org/issues/30237 has been resolved.

Comment 6 Brad Buckingham 2020-11-13 19:58:18 UTC
Fix is in Satellite 6.9 SNAP 1 with tfm-rubygem-foreman_remote_execution_core-1.3.1-1.el7sat.noarch

Comment 7 Peter Ondrejka 2020-11-20 13:14:28 UTC
Verified on Satellite 6.9 snap 2, using the steps from the problem description

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2021-04-21 13:12:25 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory (Moderate: Satellite 6.9 Release), and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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