[Rubygems-developers] gem problem
jftucker at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 06:33:36 EDT 2009
On 1 Apr 2009, at 06:13, Chad Woolley wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 8:10 PM, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net>
>> It seems that there was a bogus github gem floating around, mojombo-
>> It was adding directories to the file list... I'm investigating it.
> Hmm: http://github.com/mojombo/grit/commit/4ac4acab7fd9c7fd4c0e0f4ff5794b0347baecde
> What I'm wondering is - how easy would it be to do this maliciously
> and with greater effect, if this minor snafu caused problems.
Create a github user called ruby, now you can easily replace any of
the ruby- projects with new counterparts from the github gem server,
for a great many users.
1 of many
> How's that circle of trust thing coming?
> -- Chad
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