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Re: Security testing: need for a security policy, and a security-critical package process

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On Mon, 2009-11-23 at 14:33 -0800, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-11-23 at 14:08 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > This list of packages
> > would be what the QA team would test with regard to the security policy.
> > We also believe there ought to be a process for maintaining this list,
> > and additions to the packaging guidelines for any new package which
> > would be on this list or any existing package for which a proposed
> > change would add it to this list. We could also hook AutoQA into this
> > process, to run additional tests on security-sensitive packages or alert
> > us when a package change was submitted which added security-sensitive
> > elements to an existing package. 
> 
> I would warn against trying to have a manual static list of packages
> here, same as crit-path.  These packages need to be discoverable via
> software.

yeah, sorry - I was thinking along the same lines, having a script to
generate the list. I thought that was kind of implied in what I wrote
but I guess not :)

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