[svlug] OpenSSH source may be trojaned, unless...

J. Paul Reed preed at sigkill.com
Thu Aug 1 15:33:47 PDT 2002

On Thu, 1 Aug 2002, Bruce O. Benson wrote:

> > Let's say Sue runs Debian, but she just downloaded, built, and
> > installed the trojaned openssh.  Is she ok?
> "apt-get install source ssh" retrieves safe non-trojaned OpenSSH source.  So
> yes, Sue's OK.

Since when does "just downloaded" imply using apt-get?

Or are you saying that Debian restricts its users from getting the source
using ftp/wget/etc. and running "configure; make; make install" themselves?

An interesting datapoint in and of itself considering you were ranting
about people making assumptions based upon your statements.

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