[Bug 1016643] Re: add-apt-repository downloads gpg key in an insecure fashion

Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn zooko at zooko.com
Mon Sep 17 21:44:45 UTC 2012


dkg0: you're right, thanks.

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Title:
  add-apt-repository downloads gpg key in an insecure fashion

Status in GNU Privacy Guard:
  Fix Released
Status in “apt” package in Ubuntu:
  Confirmed
Status in “gnupg” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “gnupg2” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “software-properties” package in Ubuntu:
  Invalid
Status in “apt” source package in Lucid:
  Confirmed
Status in “gnupg” source package in Lucid:
  Fix Released
Status in “gnupg2” source package in Lucid:
  Fix Released
Status in “software-properties” source package in Lucid:
  Invalid
Status in “apt” source package in Natty:
  Confirmed
Status in “gnupg” source package in Natty:
  Fix Released
Status in “gnupg2” source package in Natty:
  Fix Released
Status in “software-properties” source package in Natty:
  Invalid
Status in “apt” source package in Oneiric:
  Confirmed
Status in “gnupg” source package in Oneiric:
  Fix Released
Status in “gnupg2” source package in Oneiric:
  Fix Released
Status in “software-properties” source package in Oneiric:
  Invalid
Status in “apt” source package in Precise:
  Confirmed
Status in “gnupg” source package in Precise:
  Fix Released
Status in “gnupg2” source package in Precise:
  Fix Released
Status in “software-properties” source package in Precise:
  Invalid
Status in “apt” source package in Quantal:
  Confirmed
Status in “gnupg” source package in Quantal:
  Fix Released
Status in “gnupg2” source package in Quantal:
  Fix Released
Status in “software-properties” source package in Quantal:
  Invalid
Status in “apt” source package in Hardy:
  Confirmed
Status in “gnupg” source package in Hardy:
  Fix Released
Status in “gnupg2” source package in Hardy:
  Fix Released
Status in “software-properties” source package in Hardy:
  Invalid

Bug description:
  add-apt-repository can add PPAs and automatically import the PPA gpg
  key.

  Unfortunately, it uses apt-key, which in turn uses gpg to download the
  key from a keyserver.

  gpg downloads keys from keyservers using the short key id, which is
  trivial to collide.

  It is therefore possible to either MITM the point where gpg downloads
  the key from the keyserver, or to simply upload a second colliding key
  to the keyserver. This can result in being able to MITM packages
  installed from PPAs.

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