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Re: [ANNOUNCE] Emacs 25.3 released

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Emacs 25.3 released
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:57:55 +0300

> From: Mike Gerwitz <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>,  address@hidden,  
> address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:12:49 -0400
> Also, the tarball was uploaded to ftp.gnu.org, and signed.  Uploading to
> ftp.gnu.org itself requires the request to be signed with a GPG key
> registered on Savannah.[0]  This level of security is greater and more
> formal than repository commits/tags.


> If someone's system were compromised to the point of being able to
> successfully upload to ftp.gnu.org, chances are that they'll be able to
> forge a commit to the repository as well.

Before the announcement went out, the tarball was downloaded from
ftp.gnu.org to 3 different machines by 2 different people, built on
all 3 machines independently, and the build verified to not have the
vulnerability which Emacs 25.3 was supposed to fix.  I think this made
the possibility of tampering negligibly small, if not strictly zero.

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