[PATCH] NEWS: Deprecate nss_hesiod

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[PATCH] NEWS: Deprecate nss_hesiod

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Storing user databases in DNS, without client-side DNSSEC validation,
is problematic from a security point of view.

---
 NEWS | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 1ef4a0a7a4..83aed60e19 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -147,6 +147,11 @@ Deprecated and removed features, and other changes affecting compatibility:
   applications which use the malloc hooks must preload a special shared
   object, to enable the hooks.
 
+* The hesiod NSS module has been deprecated and will be removed in a
+  future version of glibc.  System administrators are encouraged to
+  switch to other approaches for networked account databases, such as
+  LDAP.
+
 Changes to build and runtime requirements:
 
 * powerpc64le requires GCC 7.4 or newer.  This is required for supporting

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Re: [PATCH] NEWS: Deprecate nss_hesiod

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On 7/24/20 10:47 AM, Florian Weimer via Libc-alpha wrote:
> Storing user databases in DNS, without client-side DNSSEC validation,
> is problematic from a security point of view.

Hesiod could be handled as an external NSS module.

OK for 2.32.

Reviewed-by: Carlos O'Donell <[hidden email]>
 

> ---
>  NEWS | 5 +++++
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
> index 1ef4a0a7a4..83aed60e19 100644
> --- a/NEWS
> +++ b/NEWS
> @@ -147,6 +147,11 @@ Deprecated and removed features, and other changes affecting compatibility:
>    applications which use the malloc hooks must preload a special shared
>    object, to enable the hooks.
>  
> +* The hesiod NSS module has been deprecated and will be removed in a
> +  future version of glibc.  System administrators are encouraged to
> +  switch to other approaches for networked account databases, such as
> +  LDAP.
> +
>  Changes to build and runtime requirements:
>  
>  * powerpc64le requires GCC 7.4 or newer.  This is required for supporting
>


--
Cheers,
Carlos.

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Re: [PATCH] NEWS: Deprecate nss_hesiod

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* Carlos O'Donell:

> On 7/24/20 10:47 AM, Florian Weimer via Libc-alpha wrote:
>> Storing user databases in DNS, without client-side DNSSEC validation,
>> is problematic from a security point of view.
>
> Hesiod could be handled as an external NSS module.

Indeed, but we'll need a volunteer for that.

> OK for 2.32.
>
> Reviewed-by: Carlos O'Donell <[hidden email]>

Thanks, I will give others a day or two to comment on these
deprecations, too.

Florian