[Catalog-sig] Proposal: close the PyPI file-replacement loophole
donald.stufft at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 10:38:26 CET 2012
ugh it's late, that was meant to say but doesn't cover all situations (and neither does making things write only). But together things would be *a lot* more secure.
On Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 4:30 AM, Donald Stufft wrote:
> On Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 4:20 AM, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> > Richard Jones wrote:
> > > On 1 February 2012 19:36, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk (mailto:chris at simplistix.co.uk)> wrote:
> > > > If you actually cared about security, you'd already be using, recording and
> > > > checking the MD5 checksums provided with each download and would already
> > > > know that this isn't a security loophole.
> > > >
> > > > If you're not, then quit with the security theater.
> > >
> > > I believe the "security theater" of MD5 was proven, and exploits
> > > freely available, back in 2005 :-)
> > >
> > Perhaps we ought to rename the thread to: "Proposal: add SHA hashes to
> > distribution files", then :-)
> > I'd be +1 on that since it does actually add security to PyPI.
> This is a similar but doesn't also good thing to do. IMO it should be sha256, (I would say sha512 but there are slowdown issues on older pythons).
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