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From: James Harlow <james@××××××××××××××.nu>
To: gentoo-security@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] MD5 mismatch for XFree86 patch
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 01:27:14
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-security] MD5 mismatch for XFree86 patch by Anuradha Ratnaweera
1 On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 12:31:42PM +0600, Anuradha Ratnaweera wrote:
2 > Was a bit paranoid, if the intruder may have changed both MD5 sum on the
3 > rsync server (are they there, at first place?) _and_ the source tarball
4 > on the other site,
6 If an attacker had access to the rsync server he could add a patch in
7 the files/ directory and have the ebuild include it. MD5 mismatches are
8 far, far more likely to be unthreatening.
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