[Fwd: Bugmail is less secure than Bug views]

Jason Pyeron jpyeron at pdinc.us
Tue Jun 12 13:44:59 UTC 2007

It has been a while since I have worked with S/MIME, it is really simple
stuff. There should be no need to depend on any new CPAN modules. Just find
a package that you can suck into bz and modify it to play nice.

What about*: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/nss/smime/

* I have note read the code, but the text seems to fit.

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-----Original Message-----
From: developers-owner at bugzilla.org [mailto:developers-owner at bugzilla.org]
On Behalf Of Gervase Markham
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 5:58
To: developers at bugzilla.org
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Bugmail is less secure than Bug views]

Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> 	Anybody who has an SSL cert and advertises TLS support on their
> mail server receives mail with SSL. They can also make their POP or IMAP
> connections with SSL.

This is true but, as someone commented on the security list, there's no 
way to enforce this. In a sense, it's optional rather than mandatory 
security. It also doesn't help if people have mail forwarding, or if 
they don't have control of their SMTP server (most people).

The way to do this would, I think, be to allow people to associate a 
S/MIME or PGP key with their account, which would then be used to 
encrypt all their bugmail where the bug was in one or more groups.

Sadly, none of these look ideal:
We need a library where we pass it the message text and the key, and get 
the encrypted text back. Most of them seem centred around files on disk.

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