Should Fedora rpms be signed?
fedora at nodata.co.uk
Tue Oct 26 11:17:25 UTC 2004
> nodata wrote:
>> A recent scam involving fake updates to Fedora has highlighted the lack
>> signed RPMs for Fedora Core.
> What do you mean?
> | [angenenr at localhorst packages]$rpm -K samba-common-3.0.6-2.fc2.i386.rpm
> | samba-common-3.0.6-2.fc2.i386.rpm: (sha1) dsa sha1 md5 gpg OK
> Fedora Core RPMs (as livna.org RPMs and fedora.us RPMs and dag's RPMs
> and freshrpm's RPMs) *are* cryptographically signed.
>> "All official updates for Red Hat products are digitally signed and
>> not be installed unless they are correctly signed and the signature is
>> -- http://www.redhat.com/security/
> Look, it even says so in the advisory!
>> What does the list think about signed RPMs - are they unnecessary for a
>> community project, or are they useful?
> You're talking about rawhide?
> | [angenenr at localhorst tmp]$rpm -v -K zsh-4.2.0-3.i386.rpm
> | zsh-4.2.0-3.i386.rpm:
> | Header V3 DSA signature: OK, key ID 4f2a6fd2
> | Header SHA1 digest: OK (4bd8d06387d5c7175b60bf200fb84a229d79b7d4)
> | MD5 digest: OK (16cc40302ebfd42dc2bc1d7f47cd7ded)
> | V3 DSA signature: OK, key ID 4f2a6fd2
> Seems to be signed also.
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