[aur-general] AUR no more extracting source tarballs ( was: Upgraded AUR to 1.8.0)
louipc.ist at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 10:51:01 EST 2011
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 <archlinux at cryptocrack.de> 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.
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