Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:02:36 -0400 From: Donald Stufft <donald@...fft.io> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, kseifried@...hat.com Subject: Re: rubygems insecure download (and other problems) On Aug 14, 2013, at 4:59 PM, Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> wrote: > Signed PGP part > I don't think this is CVE worthy, but it is worth fixing and not > putting everyone at such risk: > > https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=834785 > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=997179 > > Problem #1: > install /etc/gemrc to install gems via https rather than http > > everyone should be enabling HTTPS where possible, intercepting and > modifying HTTP is trivial. > > Problem #2: > it redirects to production.cf.rubygems.org which is on cloudfront so > has certificate mismatch, so either users have to accept insecurity, > or... well there is no second choice =(. > > https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=production.cf.rubygems.org > > - -- > Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT) > PGP: 0x5E267993 A90B F995 7350 148F 66BF 7554 160D 4553 5E26 7993 > pip has a CVE for downloading via HTTP, does switching the gem to HTTPS actually make gem verify it? https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1629 ----------------- Donald Stufft PGP: 0x6E3CBCE93372DCFA // 7C6B 7C5D 5E2B 6356 A926 F04F 6E3C BCE9 3372 DCFA Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (802 bytes)
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