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bug#27437: Source downloader accepts X.509 certificate for incorrect dom

From: Marius Bakke
Subject: bug#27437: Source downloader accepts X.509 certificate for incorrect domain
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:32:03 +0200
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Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

> Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:
>> FWIW, I always check digital signatures when they're available, and I
>> hope that others will as well, but in practice we are putting our faith
>> in a large number of contributors, some of whom might not be so careful.
> I do the same when signatures are available.  I couldn’t find this
> recommendation in “contributing.texi” — should we add it there?

I think so. Many contributors won't have used GnuPG before downloading
Guix and may not remember how/why when it's time to package something.

There are a fair amount of PyPi packages that are signed, I've been
meaning to make the updater aware of it. See scipy, numpy and friends.
Wouldn't mind if someone beats me to it!

As far as NSS goes, releases are announced at their "dev-tech-crypto"
mailing list[0], but the announcements are not signed either (nor do
they contain hashes). The only authenticity they provide is the TLS
connection to ftp.mozilla.org[1].

Anyone up for drafting an email to the list?

[0] https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-tech-crypto
[1] SHA256 fingerprint (valid until 2020):

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