Gentoo Archives: gentoo-project

From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] [RFC] New project: GURU [Gentoo User Repository, Unreviewed]
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:13:43
Message-Id: 1549289616.893.18.camel@gentoo.org
On Mon, 2019-02-04 at 15:04 +0100, Alexis Ballier wrote:
> On Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:54:40 +0100 > Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote: > > > On Mon, 2019-02-04 at 14:48 +0100, Alexis Ballier wrote: > > > On Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:28:28 +0100 > > > Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote: > > > > > > > On Mon, 2019-02-04 at 11:58 +0100, Alexis Ballier wrote: > > > > > On Sun, 03 Feb 2019 20:28:49 +0100 > > > > > Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > --- > > > > > > What do you think? > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > What is the difference with sunrise ? > > > > > > > > The difference, as noted in the mail, is that it doesn't rely > > > > on developers having time to review ebuilds. Therefore, it is > > > > less likely to die because of developers lacking time to review > > > > stuff. > > > > > > > > > Then I fear you will see the same pitfalls, and it already started: > > > I recall sunrise haters being very strongly against the idea > > > because, TBH, our sandboxing mechanism isn't a real sandbox. It may > > > have improved, but I doubt it's up to the point that we can safely > > > run untrusted code there. > > > > Sandboxing has nothing to do with security, and trying to 'improve' > > its security is a waste of time. What's the point of preventing > > ebuilds from doing malicious things at build time if they can install > > files that do malicious things afterwards? > > > Because one may or may not run a malicious binary. You are more likely > to install it. And even more likely to source the ebuild.
1. There are trivial ways to make you run something. Imagine an ebuild installing into /etc/local.d. Or /etc/cron.d. 2. By design, postinst is run with full privileges. It is meant to allow ebuilds to run stuff, as root. -- Best regards, Michał Górny

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