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34<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">security updates based on GLSA</td> 34<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">security updates based on GLSA</td>
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36<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.4</td> 36<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.4</td>
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38<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0014.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2003/11/10 19:21:57</a></td> 38<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0014.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2003/11/10 19:21:57</a></td>
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40<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Marius Mauch &lt;genone&#32;&#97;t&#32;genone.de&gt;,</td> 40<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Marius Mauch &lt;genone&#32;&#97;t&#32;genone.de&gt;,</td>
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42<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Accepted</td> 42<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Accepted</td>
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48<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">18 Aug 2003</td> 48<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">18 Aug 2003</td>
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50<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">22-Aug-2003, 24-Aug-2003, 10-Nov-2003</td> 50<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">22-Aug-2003, 24-Aug-2003, 10-Nov-2003, 25-Oct-2004</td>
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55<div class="contents topic" id="contents"> 55<div class="contents topic" id="contents">
56<p class="topic-title"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p> 56<p class="topic-title first"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p>
57<ul class="simple"> 57<ul class="simple">
58<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id2" name="id2">Abstract</a></li> 58<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id2" name="id2">Abstract</a></li>
59<li><a class="reference" href="#status-update" id="id3" name="id3">Status Update</a></li>
59<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id3" name="id3">Motivation</a></li> 60<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id4" name="id4">Motivation</a></li>
60<li><a class="reference" href="#proposed-change" id="id4" name="id4">Proposed change</a><ul> 61<li><a class="reference" href="#proposed-change" id="id5" name="id5">Proposed change</a><ul>
61<li><a class="reference" href="#update-tool" id="id5" name="id5">Update tool</a></li> 62<li><a class="reference" href="#update-tool" id="id6" name="id6">Update tool</a></li>
62<li><a class="reference" href="#glsa-format" id="id6" name="id6">GLSA format</a></li> 63<li><a class="reference" href="#glsa-format" id="id7" name="id7">GLSA format</a></li>
63<li><a class="reference" href="#glsa-release-process" id="id7" name="id7">GLSA release process</a></li> 64<li><a class="reference" href="#glsa-release-process" id="id8" name="id8">GLSA release process</a></li>
64<li><a class="reference" href="#portage-changes" id="id8" name="id8">Portage changes</a></li> 65<li><a class="reference" href="#portage-changes" id="id9" name="id9">Portage changes</a></li>
65</ul> 66</ul>
66</li> 67</li>
67<li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id9" name="id9">Rationale</a></li> 68<li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id10" name="id10">Rationale</a></li>
68<li><a class="reference" href="#implementation" id="id10" name="id10">Implementation</a></li> 69<li><a class="reference" href="#implementation" id="id11" name="id11">Implementation</a></li>
69<li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id11" name="id11">Backwards compatibility</a></li> 70<li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id12" name="id12">Backwards compatibility</a></li>
70<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id12" name="id12">Copyright</a></li> 71<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id13" name="id13">Copyright</a></li>
71</ul> 72</ul>
72</div> 73</div>
73<div class="section" id="abstract"> 74<div class="section" id="abstract">
74<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1> 75<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
75<p>There is currently no automatic way to check a Gentoo system for identified 76<p>There is currently no automatic way to check a Gentoo system for identified
76security holes or auto-apply security fixes. This GLEP proposes a way to deal 77security holes or auto-apply security fixes. This GLEP proposes a way to deal
77with this issue</p> 78with this issue</p>
78</div> 79</div>
80<div class="section" id="status-update">
81<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" name="status-update">Status Update</a></h1>
82<p>Beta implementation in gentoolkit.</p>
83</div>
79<div class="section" id="motivation"> 84<div class="section" id="motivation">
80<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1> 85<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
81<p>Automatic checking for security updates is a often requested feature for Gentoo. 86<p>Automatic checking for security updates is a often requested feature for Gentoo.
82Implementing it will enable users to fix security holes without reading every 87Implementing it will enable users to fix security holes without reading every
83security announcement. It's also a feature that is often required in enterprise 88security announcement. It's also a feature that is often required in enterprise
84environments.</p> 89environments.</p>
85</div> 90</div>
86<div class="section" id="proposed-change"> 91<div class="section" id="proposed-change">
87<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" name="proposed-change">Proposed change</a></h1> 92<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="proposed-change">Proposed change</a></h1>
88<div class="section" id="update-tool"> 93<div class="section" id="update-tool">
89<h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="update-tool">Update tool</a></h2> 94<h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="update-tool">Update tool</a></h2>
90<p>The coding part of this GLEP is a update tool that reads a GLSA, verifies its 95<p>The coding part of this GLEP is a update tool that reads a GLSA, verifies its
91GPG signature, checks if the system is affected by it and executes one of the 96GPG signature, checks if the system is affected by it and executes one of the
92following actions, depending on user preferences:</p> 97following actions, depending on user preferences:</p>
93<ul class="simple"> 98<ul class="simple">
94<li>run all steps necessary to fix the security hole, including package updates and 99<li>run all steps necessary to fix the security hole, including package updates and
98</ul> 103</ul>
99<p>Once this tool is implemented and well tested it can be integrated into portage. 104<p>Once this tool is implemented and well tested it can be integrated into portage.
100A prototype <a class="reference" href="#implementation">implementation</a> for this tool exists.</p> 105A prototype <a class="reference" href="#implementation">implementation</a> for this tool exists.</p>
101</div> 106</div>
102<div class="section" id="glsa-format"> 107<div class="section" id="glsa-format">
103<h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="glsa-format">GLSA format</a></h2> 108<h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" name="glsa-format">GLSA format</a></h2>
104<p>The GLSA format needs to be specified, I suggest using XML for that to simplify 109<p>The GLSA format needs to be specified, I suggest using XML for that to simplify
105parsing and later extensions. See <a class="reference" href="#implementation">implementation</a> for a sample DTD. The format 110parsing and later extensions. See <a class="reference" href="#implementation">implementation</a> for a sample DTD. The format
106has to be compatible with the update tool of course. If necessary a converter 111has to be compatible with the update tool of course. If necessary a converter
107tool or an editor could be written for people not comfortable with XML (update: 112tool or an editor could be written for people not comfortable with XML (update:
108a QT based editor for the GLSA format written by plasmaroo exists in the 113a QT based editor for the GLSA format written by plasmaroo exists in the
109gentoo-projects repository). Every GLSA has to be GPG signed by the responsible 114gentoo-projects repository). Every GLSA has to be GPG signed by the responsible
110developer, who has to be a member of the security herd.</p> 115developer, who has to be a member of the security herd.</p>
111</div> 116</div>
112<div class="section" id="glsa-release-process"> 117<div class="section" id="glsa-release-process">
113<h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" name="glsa-release-process">GLSA release process</a></h2> 118<h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" name="glsa-release-process">GLSA release process</a></h2>
114<p>Additional to sending the GLSA to the gentoo-announce mailing list it has to be 119<p>Additional to sending the GLSA to the gentoo-announce mailing list it has to be
115stored on a HTTP/FTP server and in the portage tree. I'd suggest a script should 120stored on a HTTP/FTP server and in the portage tree. I'd suggest a script should
116be used to release a GLSA that will:</p> 121be used to release a GLSA that will:</p>
117<ul class="simple"> 122<ul class="simple">
118<li>check the GLSA for correctness</li> 123<li>check the GLSA for correctness</li>
122<li>put it on the rsync server (via cvs commit)</li> 127<li>put it on the rsync server (via cvs commit)</li>
123<li>notify the moderators on the forums to make an announcement</li> 128<li>notify the moderators on the forums to make an announcement</li>
124</ul> 129</ul>
125</div> 130</div>
126<div class="section" id="portage-changes"> 131<div class="section" id="portage-changes">
127<h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" name="portage-changes">Portage changes</a></h2> 132<h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" name="portage-changes">Portage changes</a></h2>
128<p>Until the <a class="reference" href="#update-tool">update tool</a> is integrated into portage there will be no code changes 133<p>Until the <a class="reference" href="#update-tool">update tool</a> is integrated into portage there will be no code changes
129to portage. The update tool might require a few new configuration options, these 134to portage. The update tool might require a few new configuration options, these
130could be placed in make.conf or another config file in /etc/portage.</p> 135could be placed in make.conf or another config file in /etc/portage.</p>
131</div> 136</div>
132</div> 137</div>
133<div class="section" id="rationale"> 138<div class="section" id="rationale">
134<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1> 139<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id10" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
135<p>The lack of automated security updates for Gentoo is one of the most often requested 140<p>The lack of automated security updates for Gentoo is one of the most often requested
136features for portage as it is one of the standard features of other distributions. 141features for portage as it is one of the standard features of other distributions.
137As Gentoo already provides GLSAs for important security bugs it is only natural 142As Gentoo already provides GLSAs for important security bugs it is only natural
138to use these to implement this feature.</p> 143to use these to implement this feature.</p>
139<p>To parse a GLSA in a program the format needs to be specified and a parser has 144<p>To parse a GLSA in a program the format needs to be specified and a parser has
151<p>To verify the signatures of the GLSAs the public keys of the developers should be 156<p>To verify the signatures of the GLSAs the public keys of the developers should be
152available in the portage tree and on the HTTP server. The verification is necessary 157available in the portage tree and on the HTTP server. The verification is necessary
153to prevent exploits by fake GLSAs.</p> 158to prevent exploits by fake GLSAs.</p>
154</div> 159</div>
155<div class="section" id="implementation"> 160<div class="section" id="implementation">
156<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id10" name="implementation">Implementation</a></h1> 161<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id11" name="implementation">Implementation</a></h1>
157<p>A prototype implementation (including the update tool, a DTD and a sample 162<p>A prototype implementation (including the update tool, a DTD and a sample
158XMLified GLSA) exists at <a class="reference" href="http://gentoo.devel-net.org/glsa/">http://gentoo.devel-net.org/glsa/</a> and in the 163XMLified GLSA) exists at <a class="reference" href="http://gentoo.devel-net.org/glsa/">http://gentoo.devel-net.org/glsa/</a> and in the
159gentoo-projects/gentoo-security/GLSA repository. This GLEP is based 164gentoo-projects/gentoo-security/GLSA repository. This GLEP is based
160on that implementation, though it can be changed or rewritten if necessary.</p> 165on that implementation, though it can be changed or rewritten if necessary.</p>
161</div> 166</div>
162<div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility"> 167<div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility">
163<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id11" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards compatibility</a></h1> 168<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id12" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards compatibility</a></h1>
164<p>The current <a class="reference" href="#glsa-release-process">GLSA release process</a> needs to be replaced with this proposal. It 169<p>The current <a class="reference" href="#glsa-release-process">GLSA release process</a> needs to be replaced with this proposal. It
165would be nice if old GLSAs would be transformed into XML as well, but that is 170would be nice if old GLSAs would be transformed into XML as well, but that is
166not a requirement for this GLEP.</p> 171not a requirement for this GLEP.</p>
167</div> 172</div>
168<div class="section" id="copyright"> 173<div class="section" id="copyright">
169<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id12" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1> 174<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id13" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
170<p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p> 175<p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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