Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 485352
Boot displays the password of the encrypted volume if you press ESC in rhgb
Last modified: 2009-06-30 14:06:49 EDT
Description of problem:
When Fedora 10 rhgb asks for the password of the encrypted partition during boot and you type it, then press the ESC key right after typing it to go to the console screen, you will find the password in clear text displayed on the screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# cat /etc/redhat-release
Fedora release 10 (Cambridge)
# uname -a
Linux host.home.local 22.214.171.124-170.2.5.fc10.i686 #1 SMP Wed Jan 21 02:09:37 EST 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2 66G 6.1G 56G 10% /
5.9G 141M 5.5G 3% /enc
/dev/sda1 190M 20M 161M 11% /boot
tmpfs 1013M 448K 1013M 1% /dev/shm
/dev/sr0 3.5G 3.5G 0 100% /media/Fedora 10 i386 DVD
/enc is the encrypted partition
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create an encrypted partition
2. boot Fedora 10 rhgb and type the password then hit the Enter, then ESC
3. the console boot should display the password in clear text and you will need to type it again before the OS continues to boot.
no password displayed on the screen or at least replaced with asterisks.
Don't know why this got assigned to me.
Maybe you can change the component to something other than 'b'. I'm not sure what 'b' is nor why I am the owner of it, but I definitely can't help you with this bug. :-)
This is fixed in my rawhide box (the only one i have with encryption).
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