ABRT frustrating for users and developers

Thomas Moschny thomas.moschny at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 12:57:36 UTC 2010

2010/1/18 Jiri Moskovcak <jmoskovc at redhat.com>:
> On 01/18/2010 01:28 PM, Thomas Moschny wrote:
>> 2010/1/18 Jiri Moskovcak<jmoskovc at redhat.com>:
>>> ABRT used to do this (and still can, it's just disabled), but rpm -V uses
>>> prelink to un-prelink the binaries to check the MD5 sum and security guys
>>> don't like it.
>> Can you explain what's the security problem here?
>> The outcome would be a boolean and a reject to send the report (or at
>> least a big warning).
>> - Thomas
> The problem is during the "un-prelink" part, please see this BZs: 546572,
> 546350, 546987, 546772

Not sure I get it. Am I understanding it correctly that prelink -y
(which is called by rpm -V) writes the 'original', un-prelinked binary
somewhere (surely a temporary location) and this is considered

But an ordinary user can call rpm -V any time.

- Thomas

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