Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2134-1 -- upcoming changes in advisory format

Date Reported:
18 Dec 2010
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Traditionally Debian Security Advisories have included MD5 check sums of the updated packages. This was introduced at a time when apt didn't exist yet and BIND was at version 4.

Since apt cryptographically enforces the integrity of the archive for quite some time now, we've decided to finally drop the hash values from our advisory mails.

We'll also change some details of the advisory format in the upcoming months.