Introduction

DSA applicable, no GPG check

DSA applicable, no GPG check

dsafilter is a mail filter for Debian Security Advisories (DSAs). Given a DSA, it will indicate the following in the subject:

  1. the validity of the DSAs GPG signature
  2. whether or not the DSA is applicable to the current machine
  3. the current machines hostname

Example

DSA not applicable, GPG key checked

DSA not applicable, GPG key checked

The two screenshots are both of the "Mutt" console-based email client. In one, Mutt is configured to check GPG signatures, and you can see that the signature on the DSA is preserved within the dsafilter email. In the other, Mutt is not checking GPG signatures. One example shows a DSA which is not applicable to the host; the other where the DSA is applicable (and which binary packages need updating).

Raw dsafilter output for DSA-2561-1.

Download

Grab the software from https://github.com/jmtd/dsafilter. Here's the current tagged release as a ZIP: https://github.com/jmtd/dsafilter/zipball/2.2.


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