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bug #21781: gksu fails when non-standard password prompt from su / sudo is used

Submitted by:  Timothy J. Miller <cerebus>
Submitted on:  Wed 12 Dec 2007 10:51:30 PM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
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Fri 25 Jan 2008 10:38:25 PM UTC, comment #1:

Dupe of bug 19132.

Alex Tarkovsky <atarkovsky>
Wed 12 Dec 2007 10:51:30 PM UTC, original submission:

gksu 2.0.0 and libgksu 2.0.5.

Shows up when pam_pkcs11 is in use, or with pam_krb5. In the former case, the prompt varies depending on the PKCS#11 plugin. For example, libcoolkeypk11 will cause sudo to use "Smart card password:" as the prompt.

gksu and gksudo won't recognize this prompt and will hang waiting for the prompt it recognizes.

Impact is severe on smartcard or kerberos enabled systems, as users will not be able to use their logon credentials for su and sudo operations.

There's a downstream bug for Ubuntu for this as well:


Timothy J. Miller <cerebus>


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