Correction to signatures on yesterday's BIND 9 releases

Paul Wouters paul at
Wed Jul 29 19:34:40 UTC 2009

On Wed, 29 Jul 2009, Evan Hunt wrote:

> Due to a combination of circumstances, including extreme rush and the
> usual signer of our releases being away at IETF, we accidentally signed
> yesterday's BIND 9 patch releases (9.4.3-P3, 9.5.1-P3, and 9.6.1-P1) with
> the expired 2006 ISC signing key rather than the current one, and didn't
> notice the mistake until after publishing.

Interesting. I did check the signature, which told me I had a missing
key, so I grabbed it from the keyserver, after which gpg verified an
ok signature....

Checking again, I see the key only expires at 2012-01-13. So perhaps it
is best to actually revoke this key? If that had been done, I would have
caught this mistake.

In your case "expired 2006" key means expired as per ISC policy, and not
as per GPG record on the key servers?


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