Calamares Password Weakness

Systems installed by Calamares up to and including Calamares 3.1 have a weaker password salt than they should. This weakness is important if an attacker has a way to obtain the password hash. The Calamares team believes that installed systems should be as secure as possible, and therefore considers this weakness important.

Users are advised to reset their password on installed systems by using the password(1) utility, which will provide a stronger salt and hence a better password hash. This applies to all user accounts created during the installation of the system: the user’s own account and to the root account, if the root account has a password.

Written on July 3, 2017
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Calamares 3.1.1 is out

The Calamares team is happy to announce the immediate availability of Calamares 3.1.1, an incremental bugfix release in the 3.1 series.

Calamares is a distribution-independent system installer, with an advanced partitioning feature for both manual and automated partitioning operations. Calamares is designed to be customizable by distribution maintainers without need for cumbersome patching, thanks to third party branding and external modules support.

Written on June 26, 2017
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Calamares 3.1 is out

The Calamares team is happy to announce the immediate availability of Calamares 3.1, a feature release in the 3 series which incrementally improves upon 3.0.1 with bug fixes and new features.

Calamares is a distribution-independent system installer, with an advanced partitioning feature for both manual and automated partitioning operations. It is the first installer with an automated “Replace Partition” option, which makes it easy to reuse a partition over and over for distribution testing. Calamares is designed to be customizable by distribution maintainers without need for cumbersome patching, thanks to third party branding and external modules support.

Written on February 24, 2017
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Calamares 3.0.1 is out

The Calamares team is happy to announce the immediate availability of Calamares 3.0.1, a bug fix release hot on the heels of 3.0.

Calamares is a distribution-independent system installer, with an advanced partitioning feature for both manual and automated partitioning operations. It is the first installer with an automated “Replace Partition” option, which makes it easy to reuse a partition over and over for distribution testing. Calamares is designed to be customizable by distribution maintainers without need for cumbersome patching, thanks to third party branding and external modules support.

Written on January 27, 2017
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