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Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:48:51 -0700
From: Russ Allbery <>
Subject: Re: CVE for Kali Linux

Alexander Cherepanov <> writes:

> There are some attacks even if you verify signatures, e.g. serving old,
> known-vulnerable versions. HTTPS can help here (until signatures start
> to be widely accompanied by expiring timestamps or something).

Debian is indeed moving in exactly that direction, using the Valid-Until
attribute of the archive metadata.  This currently isn't (yet?) enabled
for the main stable archive, but is for the unstable and testing archives,
the security archive, and the backports archive.

Russ Allbery (              <>

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