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Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:57:29 +0200
From: Jakub Wilk <>
Subject: Re: Using quilt on untrusted RPM spec files

* Randy Barlow <>, 2018-09-27, 22:39:
>In Fedora we have similar challenges. We've got a tool called 
>fedora-review[0] that is maybe kinda similar to quilt.

Quilt is a tool to manage patch series, so maybe not that similar. :-)

>It uses mock[1] to build the source RPM (and mock does this in a chroot 
>to help with the problems you described)

If it's really just chroot, then I'm afraid that's not a sufficient 
protection. One can easily escape the chroot with ptrace(2).

Jakub Wilk

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