Special characters error in credentials

I cannot be sure “Open Scanner Protocol” is the right place to ask this question. If it doesn’t please let me know where I should put it…
I have some headaches about credentials which includes special characters. Specifically, if I have a character “ş” in the password I cannot complete the scan successfully.
This is the error I have:

Jul 08 06:38:51 gsm ospd-openvas[20858]: OSPD - openvas: INFO: (ospd.ospd) 67270254-a6fb-4c1b-b436-67b620254ed7: Scan started.
Jul 08 06:38:51 gsm ospd-openvas[20861]: OSPD - openvas: ERROR: (ospd.ospd) While scanning
                                         Traceback (most recent call last):
                                           File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/ospd/ospd.py", line 796, in parallel_scan
                                             ret = self.exec_scan(scan_id, target)
                                           File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/ospd_openvas/daemon.py", line 1457, in exec_scan
                                             'internal/%s/scanprefs' % openvas_scan_id, cred_prefs
                                           File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/ospd_openvas/db.py", line 322, in add_single_item
                                             ctx.rpush(name, *set(values))
                                           File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/redis/client.py", line 1666, in rpush
                                             return self.execute_command('RPUSH', name, *values)
                                           File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/redis/client.py", line 774, in execute_command
                                           File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/redis/connection.py", line 620, in send_command
                                           File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/redis/connection.py", line 663, in pack_command
                                             for arg in imap(self.encoder.encode, args):
                                           File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/redis/connection.py", line 127, in encode
                                             value = value.encode(self.encoding, self.encoding_errors)
                                         UnicodeEncodeError: 'latin-1' codec can't encode character '\u015f' in position 66: ordinal not in range(256)
Jul 08 06:38:53 gsm ospd-openvas[20858]: OSPD - openvas: INFO: (ospd.ospd) 67270254-a6fb-4c1b-b436-67b620254ed7: Scan finished.

Hello, and thank you for reporting this error! We have filed this issue on our internal bug tracker and will investigate a solution. There is currently no ETA. I will update this issue if a fix is confirmed!



Could you please tell me, is there any progression about this issue.


I forgot to get back to you, my apologies. This bug should be fixed with version 20.08 and later.