[tahoe-dev] [tahoe-lafs] #955: use client-side storage to defend against rollback attack

tahoe-lafs trac at allmydata.org
Mon Feb 15 05:40:59 UTC 2010

#955: use client-side storage to defend against rollback attack
 Reporter:  zooko              |           Owner:           
     Type:  defect             |          Status:  new      
 Priority:  major              |       Milestone:  undecided
Component:  code-mutable       |         Version:  1.6.0    
 Keywords:  integrity newcaps  |   Launchpad_bug:           
 As mentioned in http://www.mail-
 archive.com/cryptography at metzdowd.com/msg10865.html , clients which have
 previously viewed a mutable file or directory could remember the version
 number that they had already seen and refuse to accept an earlier version
 number after that. This would prevent rollback attack whenever that
 client-side storage was carried from the first read to the next.

 The client-side storage of the version numbers could be integrated with
 the backupdb, which already likes to remember a few facts about files and
 directories in order to optimize backups. (And eventually perhaps restores
 and "mirrorings" and reads and writes as well.)

Ticket URL: <http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/955>
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