[aur-dev] [HEADS-UP] Breaking AUR helpers

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Sun Jun 24 12:39:41 EDT 2012

On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 06:33:31PM +0200, Stefan Husmann wrote:
> Am 24.06.2012 16:55, schrieb Lukas Fleischer:
> >Hi!
> >
> >I just wanted to let everybody know that I'm about to apply a patch to
> >our AUR setup that fixes some CSRF vulnerabilities. This will probably
> >break most (all?) AUR helpers (mis)using the AUR HTML interface. AUR
> >helpers, that only make use of the RPC interface, won't be affected.
> >
> >I recommend using the web interface until the affected programs are
> >fixed.
> When will this happen? Shouldn't it be announced on archlinux.org or language specific counterparts?
> Regards Stefan

It's already happened. Uploaders who don't cope with this will see an

  Invalid token for user action.

Yes, it would have been nice to see a little more lead time on this but
honestly the change isn't really so severe.


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