Bug 485352 - Boot displays the password of the encrypted volume if you press ESC in rhgb
Boot displays the password of the encrypted volume if you press ESC in rhgb
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-12 19:24 EST by Hans
Modified: 2009-06-30 14:06 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-06-30 14:06:49 EDT
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Description Hans 2009-02-12 19:24:14 EST
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 #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.
Expected results:

no password displayed on the screen or at least replaced with asterisks.
Comment 1 Ray Van Dolson 2009-02-12 19:37:45 EST
Don't know why this got assigned to me.
Comment 2 Ray Van Dolson 2009-02-12 19:39:25 EST
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. :-)
Comment 3 Thomas Janssen 2009-06-30 14:06:49 EDT
This is fixed in my rawhide box (the only one i have with encryption).

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