Bug 44586 - Untrusted source authentication dialog needs more info
Summary: Untrusted source authentication dialog needs more info
Alias: None
Product: PackageKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Depends on:
Reported: 2012-01-08 11:30 UTC by Kevin Cameron
Modified: 2018-08-21 15:53 UTC (History)
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dialog without enough info (191.17 KB, image/png)
2012-01-08 11:30 UTC, Kevin Cameron
list of updates (335.83 KB, image/png)
2012-01-08 11:32 UTC, Kevin Cameron

Description Kevin Cameron 2012-01-08 11:30:31 UTC
Created attachment 55305 [details]
dialog without enough info

This morning I did my usual check for updates on my Fedora 16 XFCE system.  There was a healthy list of updates and I clicked the "Install Updates" button without giving it much thought.  PackageKit then popped up a dialog with the heading "The software is not from a trusted source."  The problem is that there's no indication of what "the software" or "source" is.  There's a "Details" button but it doesn't give any useful info either.  I've attached a screenshot of the dialog.

I've seen this dialog before but I've always just ignored it.  I guess I'll have to do it again this time.  However, it's not conducive to good security.  It's possible that a trojan has gotten into my system and is about to load a bunch of malware.

The dialog should provide the following:
1) A list of the untrusted sources
2) A list of the packages that are to be loaded from those sources
3) An option to add the sources a list of trusted sources so that the warning doesn't occur again
Comment 1 Kevin Cameron 2012-01-08 11:32:51 UTC
Created attachment 55306 [details]
list of updates
Comment 2 Kevin Cameron 2012-01-08 11:34:37 UTC
BTW, I'm using PackageKit version 0.6.21-1.fc16
Comment 3 Richard Hughes 2018-08-21 15:53:07 UTC
We moved the upstream bugtracker to GitHub a long time ago. If this issue still affects you please re-create the issue here: https://github.com/hughsie/PackageKit/issues
Sorry for the impersonal message, and fingers crossed your issue no longer happens. Thanks.

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