[arch-general] makepkg security

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Thu Jul 9 16:37:29 EDT 2009

Aaron Griffin schrieb:
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 1:55 PM, Square<toolman33 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I noticed this in my typical routine when installing AUR packages. 'makepkg -sic' is the typical command I use, and most of the time if dependencies are installed before building sudo doesn't time out before the install - meaning I do not have to re-enter a password for installing the package itself. This leaves a window where any time during the build process a command could have been executed with sudo and it would have went through without my knowledge.
>> I do realize that it should be up to the user to validate all of the
>> content, i.e. make sure everything is 'clean', but I thought I might
>> bring it up for discussion.
> This is up to you to control. You can change the timeout in
> /etc/sudoers by using the "password_timeout" (or is it
> "passwd_timeout"?) option.

I agree. The question is not about makepkg security, but about sudo 
security. And frankly, sudo is a security desaster in its default 

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