Re: Study: Attacks on package managers (inclusing apt)
On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:43 PM, Goswin von Brederlow <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The simple solution would be to create a Timestamp.gpg file that is
> signed daily (as oppsoed to Release.gpg being signed only on updates)
> and have apt-get warn if it gets old.
But as long as Release.gpg/Timestamp.gpg are local to the mirror(s),
and not only on a master, the various .gpg files and packages can,
even though difficult, be modified on the single mirror. IMHO,
verification needs to have an alternate channel than the downloads.