On Mon 21 Feb 2011 16:35 +0100, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 03:46:47PM +0100, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
On Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:50:39 +0100 Lukas Fleischer firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The only issue that might affect the end users as well is "ZIP bombs". Most users will probably notice such a thing before it is entirely extracted, just interrupt tar(1)/gzip(1) and send a removal request to aur-general, however.
hmmm. some good points. I guess I could try the suggested approach and see how I like it. However, now that you bring up the "zip bombs", do you think it's feasible to scan for them serverside without compromising security and/or making things needlessly complicated? it would be useful for clients if that one aspect could be filtered out in advance.
I don't think this is possible without decompressing the tarball which is again vulnerable to (D)DoS.
It might be possible. There are xz -l and gunzip -l functions to preview the uncompressed size of archives without decompression.