Bug 135813 - mirrorlists are not gpg signed
mirrorlists are not gpg signed
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-10-15 04:20 EDT by Christopher Stone
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:50 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Christopher Stone 2004-10-15 04:20:13 EDT
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Description of problem:
Hackers can change mirror lists without any gpg checking and enter my
box by installing trojan horses.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Hack into fedora.redhat.com
2.  Change mirror list to evil url with trojan horses installed
3.  Wait for unsuspecting souls to download your trojan horses
4.  Become the l33t h4x0r

Actual Results:  Your box is broken into.

Expected Results:  mirror lists should be GPG signed.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Barry K. Nathan 2004-10-18 00:40:08 EDT
FWIW, the evil hackers will also need to sign their packages with Red
Hat's GPG keys (or other widely used GPG keys) in order for it to
succeed -- at least, if you leave GPG signature checking of packages
enabled. So, I'm not sure this is as serious as you suggest. (It would
still be a good thing to improve though.)
Comment 2 Christopher Stone 2004-10-18 00:45:45 EDT
Yes, unfortunately, the default yum.conf from Fedora does not have
gpgcheck turned on.
Comment 3 Seth Vidal 2004-10-18 00:54:02 EDT
Not in Rawhide b/c the packages in rawhide are not signed.

However, i am hoping for gpgcheck=1 to be the default for FC3 yum.conf.
Comment 4 Warren Togami 2004-10-20 22:10:36 EDT
Bringing this forward as a reminder.  If it isn't possible then please
remove "blocker".
Comment 5 Seth Vidal 2004-10-20 22:25:01 EDT
removing as a blocker. No way to get those code written and tested in
that short of a time.

all packages are gpgsigned - the mirrorlists shouldn't be a problem by

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