[Hackage] #214: Package security

Hackage trac at galois.com
Tue May 20 16:38:06 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 duncan):

 Replying to [comment:10 guest]:
 > I worry about the idea of providing "security" or some notion of safety
 or trust only if one behaves "as expected". That seems slightly odd to me.

 I think it's really essential. You are expecting for some reason that
 something on hackage is held to a higher security or QA standard than
 something else you randomly download off the web. What gives you that
 confidence? What makes you think other users have that confidence? Perhaps
 that's the security problem. There's no security problem with
 `` because there's no reason you would expect to
 trust it.

 As I said, a name can establish a reputation so there is value in
 preventing well known names from being subverted.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/214#comment:14>
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