[aur-general] AUR no more extracting source tarballs ( was: Upgraded AUR to 1.8.0)
louipc.ist at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 11:21:41 EST 2011
On Mon 21 Feb 2011 16:57 +0100, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 10:51:01AM -0500, Loui Chang wrote:
> > On Mon 21 Feb 2011 16:35 +0100, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> > > On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 03:46:47PM +0100, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> > > > 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.
> Hm, that doesn't sound too bad. We'd need to integrate this with
> Archive::Tar tho... It might be best to open a feature request on the
> AUR bug tracker at this point.
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