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Re: Is this possible in Fedora?



On 12/11/2009 10:49 PM, Greg Woods wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-12-11 at 22:16 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> On 12/11/2009 08:34 PM, Tim wrote:
>>  It'll take quite some effort, not impossible, but very
>>> difficult, to get a signed compromising package into the repos.
>>
>> Unfortunately, I don't think it's that difficult. Why do you believe it is?
> 
> It does at least require the cooperation of an insider. To me, that
> raises the bar quite a bit.

Actually, no it doesn't.  I can pretend to be a useful upstream and
eventually distributions will pick it up. I can also be a package
maintainer and purposefully push a trojan horse in an update. There are
many attack vectors. People who are signing the updates are not going to
be able to do detailed code reviews.

Rahul


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