Bug 80784 - In SMB printer configuration, password escape character ends up in the password string
Summary: In SMB printer configuration, password escape character ends up in the passwo...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-printer
Version: 8.0
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact:
: 87748 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-31 10:03 UTC by Ari Inki
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-27 14:54:21 UTC

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Description Ari Inki 2002-12-31 10:03:55 UTC
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Description of problem:
Try to configure a SMB printer to use via the redhat-config-printer-gui. If the
SMB password contains a character which usually is escaped, the escape character
ends up in the password string. To verify enable smbprint.log in

< #echo $share $password $translate $x_command > /tmp/smbprint.log
> echo $share $password $translate $x_command > /tmp/smbprint.log

and see what ends up in the smbprint.log

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. SMB password with e.g. '!' character
2. Try to use a SMB printer with the account which has '!' in the pwd
3. '!' is incorrectly escaped, with the escape character in the pwd

Actual Results:  Failure to perform requested operation & account lockout.

Expected Results:  Ability to perform requested operation.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Miloslav Trmac 2002-12-31 18:14:18 UTC
Plus the variables should be referenced as "$share",
to avoid share='x`rm -rf /usr`y' surprises (generally,
any shell metacharacters).

Comment 2 Miloslav Trmac 2002-12-31 18:15:28 UTC
Oops, make that
x='a b'

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2003-01-17 14:19:39 UTC
Using LPRng, right?

Comment 4 Ari Inki 2003-01-17 15:23:56 UTC
Right. Using LPRng.

Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2003-01-27 14:54:21 UTC
'!' was being mistakenly escaped.  Other characters need escaping though.

Fixed package is redhat-config-printer-0.6.41-1.

Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2003-04-02 11:11:42 UTC
*** Bug 87748 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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