Bug 510381 - nm-applet cannot properly transfer my password phrase
nm-applet cannot properly transfer my password phrase
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-07-08 16:58 EDT by Joshua Covington
Modified: 2012-07-10 12:35 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-10 18:28:41 EDT
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/var/log/messages (4.12 KB, text/plain)
2009-07-08 16:59 EDT, Joshua Covington
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Description Joshua Covington 2009-07-08 16:58:03 EDT
Description of problem:
I cannot connect to a hidden wpa2 network. I see some networks and after entering my 63 ASCII password phrase I still cannot connect. If the entered pass phrase were wrong, then I should habe been asked to re-enter it, but no dialog appears. I've attached the messages from /var/log/messages.

It appears to me that the nm-applet cannot properly transfer my password because there is an entry saying: nm_supplicant_config_add_setting_wireless_security(): Invalid PSK length 63: not between 8 and 63 characters inclusive.

When downgrading to NetworkManager-gnome-0.7.1-4.git20090617.fc11.x86_64.rpm everything is fine and I can connect. The other 2 packages haven't been downgraded.

Maybe this is connected to RH #441070.

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How reproducible:
Install NetworkManager-gnome-0.7.1-6.git20090617.fc11.x86_64.rpm

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Expected results:
it should work

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Comment 1 Joshua Covington 2009-07-08 16:59:36 EDT
Created attachment 350993 [details]
Comment 2 Joshua Covington 2009-07-10 18:27:59 EDT
Someone has unintentionally modified line #612 in /NetworkManager-0.7.1/src/supplicant-manager/nm-supplicant-config.c and deleted the "=" sing. The right line should read:

 } else if (psk_len >= 8 && psk_len <= 63) {

This is fixed in NetworkManager-gnome-0.7.1-8.git20090708.fc11.x86_64 and I'll close this bug.
Comment 3 Felix Kaechele 2012-07-10 12:35:05 EDT
I've removed the nm-applet alias to not confuse users that try searching for nm-applet

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