Bug 218113 - the encryption password prompt should be explicit
the encryption password prompt should be explicit
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karel Zak
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-12-01 15:41 EST by David Monniaux
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-05 13:20:48 EDT
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Description David Monniaux 2006-12-01 15:41:37 EST
Description of problem:
sudo and mount have the same "Password:" prompt and one cannot know when doing
sudo mount /encrypted/partition whether the requested password is the sudo
password (because of the sudo timeout) or the encryption password

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How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. sudo mount /encrypted/partition
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Actual results:
If sudo was used recently, get a "Password:" prompt expecting the encryption
password.
Else, get an identical prompt expecting the sudo password (account's password).

Expected results:
The two prompts should be different.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Karel Zak 2007-04-05 13:20:48 EDT
Please, see "man sudoers", the passprompt option.

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