[Bug 70901] GDM doesn't allow login if password contains "é" character

Pedro Menezes pedro.menezes at altitude.com
Wed Nov 8 16:07:32 UTC 2006


Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: gdm

If an account is defined with a password containing a "é" character:

- Login on a terminal -> Works
- Access through samba -> Works
- Access through SSH -> Works
- Login through GDM -> FAILS 

It fails as if the password was entered incorrectly.
It also maybe the case with other character (è,à, etc...)

Also if you have a password without this character and you add it at the
end of the password entry field (so it will be a wrong password
entered):

- Login on a terminal -> Fails
- Access through samba -> Fails
- Access through SSH -> Fails
- Login through GDM -> WORKS

So it looks like GDM has having issues processing the "é" character (or
skipping it all together).

I've seen a post about something very similar to this but it was deemed as not a GDM bug but rather a PAM bug:
https://launchpad.net/products/gdm/+bug/41923

But I don't think that it is a PAM bug because at least one of the other
methods (terminal login, samba access, SSH access) should also have this
issue if the problem was with PAM.

I'm using Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper) x86_64.

** Affects: gdm (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

** Description changed:

  Binary package hint: gdm
  
  If an account is defined with a password containing a "é" character:
  
  - Login on a terminal -> Works
  - Access through samba -> Works
  - Access through SSH -> Works
  - Login through GDM -> FAILS 
  
  It fails as if the password was entered incorrectly.
+ It also maybe the case with other character (è,à, etc...)
  
- Also if you a password without this character and you add it at the end
- of the password entry field (so it will be a wrong password entered):
+ Also if you have a password without this character and you add it at the
+ end of the password entry field (so it will be a wrong password
+ entered):
  
  - Login on a terminal -> Fails
  - Access through samba -> Fails
  - Access through SSH -> Fails
  - Login through GDM -> WORKS
  
  So it looks like GDM has having issues processing the "é" character (or
  skipping it al together).
  
  I've seen a post about something very similar to this but it was deemed as not a GDM bug but rather a PAM bug:
  https://launchpad.net/products/gdm/+bug/41923
  
  But I don't think that it is a PAM bug because at least one of the other
  methods (terminal login, samba access, SSH access) should also have this
  synthom if the problem was with PAM.
  
  I'm using Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper) x86_64.

** Description changed:

  Binary package hint: gdm
  
  If an account is defined with a password containing a "é" character:
  
  - Login on a terminal -> Works
  - Access through samba -> Works
  - Access through SSH -> Works
  - Login through GDM -> FAILS 
  
  It fails as if the password was entered incorrectly.
  It also maybe the case with other character (è,à, etc...)
  
  Also if you have a password without this character and you add it at the
  end of the password entry field (so it will be a wrong password
  entered):
  
  - Login on a terminal -> Fails
  - Access through samba -> Fails
  - Access through SSH -> Fails
  - Login through GDM -> WORKS
  
  So it looks like GDM has having issues processing the "é" character (or
- skipping it al together).
+ skipping it all together).
  
  I've seen a post about something very similar to this but it was deemed as not a GDM bug but rather a PAM bug:
  https://launchpad.net/products/gdm/+bug/41923
  
  But I don't think that it is a PAM bug because at least one of the other
  methods (terminal login, samba access, SSH access) should also have this
- synthom if the problem was with PAM.
+ issue if the problem was with PAM.
  
  I'm using Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper) x86_64.

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GDM doesn't allow login if password contains "é" character
https://launchpad.net/bugs/70901




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