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Re: Revival of the signed debs discussion

On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 07:00, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * John Goerzen (jgoerzen@complete.org) [031201 17:40]:
> > Even if the attacker could place a new keyring file in the archive,
> > people verifying signatures on signed .debs would not install it, since
> > it would not have the signature of a developer.
> And to be honest: If all debs are signed, and it is easy possible, I
> would restrict accepted signatures at my private machine for the
> keyring package to James - and let me send a mail if there is a
> keyring package signed by any other DD. So, the real danger would be
> if James key is stolen.

Would it be possible && increase security for debian-keyring maintainer
to have a separate, non-network-connected box which which to sign any
new keyring packages (and transfers of the package, for signing,
happening by floppy/ cd/ etc)?

Would that give us long-term certainty that some unknown/ yet to be
discovered root-exploit has compromised our community without us


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