MD5Sums - Possible Issue

George Boudreau georgeb at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat May 13 16:00:41 PDT 2006



M.Canales.es wrote:
> El Domingo, 14 de Mayo de 2006 00:11, Jim Gifford escribió:
>> I was just talking to JH and told him about a possible security issue
>> with the MD5SUMS. I propose we move to sha1sums to prevent issues like
>> these.
> 
> The move can be done, for jhalfs is a matter to change what binary is used to 
> do the sums.

   humm.. You will also need to test for the existence of 'shasum' from 
within jhalfs.

> The big issue it that book editors should to remember to update the value each 
> time that a package or patch is updated.
> 
> 



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