[SM-Discuss] Threat profile analysis for spackages not signed by authors
Sergey A. Lipnevich
sergey at optimaltec.com
Wed Aug 31 18:43:24 EDT 2005
On Wed, 2005-08-31 at 09:51 -0700, Andrew wrote:
> > Vendor signing is great but personally I would extra add our hash.
> > What about if for example home page of wget is cracked, wget author's
> > key is stolen, new tarball with "rm -rf /*" is created and signed?
> If you put the vendor's signature in the spell that can't happen.
> Yes thats different than current suggestions for vendor signing, but
> has come up elsewhere. No need to have extra guru supplied verification.
If the vendor has a compromised key and is not doing anything about it,
then removing their signature and replacing it with a good hash may be a
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