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Re: ftp.gnu.org cracked

On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 05:29:14AM +0000, Robert Millan wrote:
> > > 2) Any unsigned sources in ftp.gnu.org could have been trojaned during
> > > the March-July period, and most of GNU packages have their corresponding
> > > packages in the Debian archive.
> > 
> > The current evidence suggests that this has not happened.

FWIW, I got texinfo-4.6.tar.gz in July from a ftp.gnu.org mirror.
There appears to have been no change between to it then and now:

-rw-r--r--    1 1001     3000      1892091 Jun 11 03:19 texinfo-4.6.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 joy      joy       1892091 2003-07-11 15:31 texinfo_4.6.orig.tar.gz

The md5sum of both files is 5730c8c0c7484494cca7a7e2d7459c64

Now, it's possible that it was tampered with before the mirror even got to
it... I suppose I could ask the upstream maintainer to confirm the md5sum
from their local copy?

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     2. That which causes joy or happiness.

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