[lug] Weird su/sudo/login/ssh/mail problem

Evelyn Mitchell efm at tummy.com
Fri Apr 5 11:31:20 MST 2002

* On 2002-04-05 18:26 Bear Giles <bgiles at coyotesong.com> wrote:
> But if my memory is correct, the problems did start around the time
> I sync'd against the Debian security server.  One nightmare scenario
> has long been embedding a root kit into a package on a security package
> server.

We were discussing this at the last NCLUG meeting on Tuesday. Debian
doesn't have a way of revoking a trusted key from one of their developers.
Nor does their system offer any way of verifying signed packages. 

There isn't anything in place to prevent that nightmare scenario.

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