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Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:41:25 +0200
From: Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
To: Kurt Seifried <>
Subject: Re: Thoughts on a vuln/CVE?

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:44:09AM -0600, Kurt Seifried wrote:
> Also part of my thought process is that (for example) this would be a
> good configuration to check for and ensure is disabled, something for
> SCAP for example or the Debian security guide (e.g. a generic "make
> sure all enabled repos are actually working as expected").

Debian doesn't endorse any external repository. During package installation
the pre/post installation scripts run with root privs. As such, if you
enable a repository you trust the people behind that repository with
the equivalent to root access to your system anyway.


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