bsign - Corruption & intrusion detection using embedded hashes

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name bsign
Package version 0.4.5
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 516 B
Download size 189.74 KB
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This package embeds secure hashes (SHA1) and digital signatures (GNU
Privacy Guard) into files for verification and authentication.
Currently, target file types are all ELF format: executables, kernel
modules, shared and static link libraries.  This program has
functionality similar to tripwire and integrit without the need to
maintain a database.


Package Version Architecture Repository
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Type URL
Binary Package bsign_0.4.5_i386.deb
Source Package bsign

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install bsign deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install bsign




2003-08-06 - Marc Singer <>
bsign (0.4.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Recast the signature data pointer to prevent inappropriate sign
2002-01-29 - Marc Singer <>
bsign (0.4.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Removed install dependency on gpg so that bsign can install in main.  
* Detect absence of gnupg when running commands that require it.
2002-01-27 - Marc Singer <>
bsign (0.4.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Tested/fixed the bsign_ scripts.
* Enhanced summary.
2002-01-17 - Marc Singer <>
bsign (0.4.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Reopened project after long hiatus.  Need identified to use it, so
there's a need to complete the work.  Shouldn't be too difficult since
the signing has always worked.  It's UI polish that was missing. 
* Fixed handling of temporary files and signals so that no temporaries
are left behind.
* Fixed the dup_status function so that setuid bit isn't cleared.
* Added fts_ enumeration mode and unified all of the enumeration into a
* Made some changes to the file processing to avoid mmap'ing files until
we know that we will be reading the whole file.
* No longer resigning by default.
* Summary option.
* Rewrote man page to reflect new options and to be more clear. 
* Added scripts to demonstrate use on productionsystem.
* Improved the handling of informational messages and exit codes so that
email of output is useful.
* Changed semantics of command line to be more obvious.  The problem was
that the switches were interpreted in order.  If a filename appeared
before the command, bsign wouldn't know what command to execute.  Now,
all options are read before starting work.
* Fixed the replace_file function so that there is no opportunity to
lose a file.
2000-05-05 - Marc Singer <>
bsign (0.2.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Edits to README. 
* Appear to be some bug fixes, too.
1998-12-14 - Oscar Levi <>
bsign (0.1.7) unstable; urgency=low
* Disabled echo on passphrase read.  Less paranoid about elf'ness when
reading segments.  
* bss (NOBITS) section can have any durn offset it wants. 
1998-12-12 - Oscar Levi <>
bsign (0.1.6) unstable; urgency=low
* First public release.  Digital signature only by GNUPG.

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