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Re: Verification of netboot installer and firmware files

On Sun, Sep 06, 2015 at 10:20:04AM +0200, Daniel Reichelt wrote:
> Hey there
> I'm wondering if there's a practical way to verify the netboot installer files
> and firmware archives provided via [1]-[3]. I couldn't find anything similar to
> the signed (md5|shaX)sum files provided for the ISOs, nor any lines in the
> official installation guide about verification.

Folk are aware of this: in other threads on other mailing lists, they're discussing the
things needed to harden/verify repositories and downloads.

The next iteration of Apt does bring significant enhancements for some of those steps

http://wiki.debian.org/Hardening/RepoAndImages may also help - people are aware :)

> Am I missing s.th.? Looking forward to suggestions!
> If I'm really the first one to bring this up: IMHO the simplest solution would
> be to gpg-sign the hash lists under [1]/[2] and provide signed hash lists for
> [3] as well.

Not the first

All the best, 


> Thanks
> Daniel
> [1] http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/stretch/main/installer-amd64/current/images/
> [2] http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/amd64/daily/
> [3] http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/firmware/

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