bugGNU GRUB - Bugs: bug #50809, Require signed Git commits


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bug #50809: Require signed Git commits

Submitted by:  Sam Kuper <sampablokuper>
Submitted on:  Sat 15 Apr 2017 10:53:59 PM UTC  
Category:  Security Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Action Request
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Open Release: 
Release:  Git master Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None

Sat 15 Apr 2017 10:53:59 PM UTC, original submission:  

None of GRUB's Git commits have been signed:

$ git log --pretty="format:%G?" | grep -v 'N$'

This exposes GRUB to tampering. See: https://mikegerwitz.com/papers/git-horror-story

GRUB should implement a Git hook to prevent unsigned commits being committed to the Savannah-hosted master branch or to Savannah-hosted tags.

(By "Savannah-hosted", I mean "hosted at savannah.gnu.org".)

Sam Kuper <sampablokuper>


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