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Re: Excessive wait for DAM - something needs to be done

On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 01:23:46AM -0400, David B Harris wrote:

> This would certainly stop a malcontent from putting a trojan in a very
> popular package that's run as root (I like the OpenSSH example), but in
> reality that's already the case. NMUs are noticed quite quickly, and
> anything suspicious (especially for a package like that) will get pulled
> out of the queue until the situation can be clarified.

Combining the current MIA problem with this subsequent lack of NM
vetting, I wouldn't bet on us catching a well-placed, malicious NMU
before it was too late.  The NM process is still important.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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