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bug #57678: Add a possibility to transfer passphrase to OS when unlocking encrypted container

Submitter:  Alexander Shchadilov <kadilov>
Submitted:  Mon 27 Jan 2020 02:12:27 PM UTC
Category:  Security Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  2.02
Release:  Reproducibility:  None
Planned Release:  None

Mon 27 Jan 2020 02:12:27 PM UTC, original submission:  

Currently using GRUB with GRUB_ENABLE_CRYPTODISK option for unlocking encrypted device may lead to a scenario when user needs to enter passphrase twice, once for GRUB and once for OS booting software. If LUKS is used, a common workaround that improves user experience involves generating a LUKS key that is permanently stored inside the encrypted container.
Having a way to securely transfer the passphrase to OS would make possible a more streamlined configuration.

Workarounds described in community documentation of Linux distributions:

This suggestion was originally posted by Andreas Stieger on openSUSE bug tracker:

Alexander Shchadilov <kadilov>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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