Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:41:25 +0200 From: Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@...ian.org> To: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Thoughts on a vuln/CVE? On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:44:09AM -0600, Kurt Seifried wrote: > Also part of my thought process is that (for example) this would be a > good configuration to check for and ensure is disabled, something for > SCAP for example or the Debian security guide (e.g. a generic "make > sure all enabled repos are actually working as expected"). Debian doesn't endorse any external repository. During package installation the pre/post installation scripts run with root privs. As such, if you enable a repository you trust the people behind that repository with the equivalent to root access to your system anyway. Cheers, Moritz
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