Re: How reliable is "debsums"?
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Justin Ryan wrote:
> Use both! One advantage of debsums is that you can compare md5sums
> against a package, rather than just the system db. If you fear that
> something may have been modified, you can download the .deb file and
> bypass anything that an attacker could modify. Of course, the debsums
> binary could be modified to never report that anything has changed, but
> every little bit helps..
This isn't really reliable, because many important packages lack
md5sums. AFAIR it is optional to generate the md5sums in packages.
- - Alexander
"fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity"
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