[Hackage] #214: Package security

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Mon May 19 22:50:55 EDT 2008

#214: Package security
  Reporter:  duncan         |        Owner:                 
      Type:  task           |       Status:  new            
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:                 
 Component:  miscellaneous  |      Version:        
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:                 
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  project(> week)
Ghcversion:  6.8.2          |     Platform:                 
Comment (by guest):

 ''As for users downloading bad packages, perhaps we should ask why they
 might be more likely to download and run an unknown package from hackage
 than say''

 I think {{{cabal install}}} is a fair answer to that question. Together
 with #239 we have a real security problem, because it makes package names
 untrustworthy. Password protecting packages as discussed on the libraries
 list would help there. - int-e

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/214#comment:7>
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