Re: dpkg verify mode for security?
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Chris Fearnley, in an immanent manifestation of deity, wrote:
>'Amos Shapira wrote:'
>>many "use tripwire" answers, and one which says that RPM has a verify
>>mode which checks for files which were changed since they were
>What does the rpm verify give you? As far as I can tell it gives a
>false sense of security. Nothing more. The rpm database is easily
>hacked once root access is attained.
Actually, as opposed t a security measure, I would've found something
like this useful as a backup-check measure.
I had a nasty head-crash last week. Thankfully, I had recent backups.
Unfortunately, I had upgraded a number of packages after the latest
backup. /usr was hit hard but /var was pretty clean. So, I had
restored some old version of files and had no real idea which ones. I
figure that eventually, they will all get replaced. Still, being able
to write a perl script that tells me which files didn't match the stuff
in /var/lib/dpkg/info would've been handy.
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