[pmwiki-users] Infected Cookbook Recipes?
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Mon Sep 22 07:45:23 CDT 2008
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>> never mind, i understand now:
>> the script becomes an encrypted piece of text, and needs to be
>> decrypted before use.
You can encrypt and/or sign.
In this case, we would just sign so that anyone can check that the
recipe has not been altered.
A signature can be sent within a text (like the signature of this mail
(see BEGIN PGP - END PGP), or can be separate.
In order to avoid any problem with CR/LF sequences when downloading
php files, the most reliable way would be to provide users with a zip
- - the recipe (.php)
- - the signature of the recipe (.sig)
In order to check the file has not been modified, a user will obtain
your public key from a key server or your own site, and run GPG to
validate the signature.
This can be made nearly transparent using one of the various GPG
front-ends and integration tools.
I hope it is clearer ;-)
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