Ubuntu hashes for 14.04.1 missing on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes

Bug #1349715 reported by Manfred Hampl
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This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Medium
David Symons

Bug Description

The MD5 hash values for the Ubuntu 14.04.1 iso files are missing on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes

The instructions in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM refer to that web page as source for checking the validity of a download, but the values there end with 14.04.0

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl)
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Amol Fadnis (amolfadnis) wrote :

Yes, Manfred is right.

For eg: the Checksum for ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso is 119cb63b48c9a18f31f417f09655efbd whereas online it is mentioned as dccff28314d9ae4ed262cfc6f35e5153

This is leading to quite a confusion.

REquest you to fix.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
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Doug Smythies (dsmythies) wrote :

Please see also: bug 1288593 and bug 1219589

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hguhoi (hguhoi) wrote :

Hi,

Yes, it's true, I've twice dowloads but this bug is just with 64 bit no with 32 bits.

I've download ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso MD5: b181af2b85a8c6b4df9a9e04253b0b45
I've download ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso MD5: 03f7cca37de68e53ded51809283da671

But in official website Ubuntu : http://releases.ubuntu.com/trusty/MD5SUMS
is write :

dccff28314d9ae4ed262cfc6f35e5153 *ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso
119cb63b48c9a18f31f417f09655efbd *ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso

:-( Good look

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Pas Besoin (pasbesoin) wrote :

2014-08-09:

I just went to verify my 14.04.1 downloads, and this is still an outstanding issue. In my opinion, the issue should be higher priority. Don't you want your users to be proactive and security-minded, checking the validity of their downloaded (especially if e.g. torrented) files?

Entirely unofficially, I'll list here the MD5 values I calculated for the ISO files I just downloaded directly, via browser, from ubuntu.com. I am not stating nor confirming that they are correct; this is simply what I found with my own downloads.

119cb63b48c9a18f31f417f09655efbd *ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso

a4fc15313ef2a516bfbf83ce44281535 *ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso

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Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

@Pas: If you like, you can compare them with

http://releases.ubuntu.com/trusty/MD5SUMS

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Pas Besoin (pasbesoin) wrote :

Gunnar,

Thank you for the response. I did subsequently find and use that, although it is not an HTTPS delivered resource. I also note the availability of OpenPGP-signed hashes, although I think that is beyond the capability of many if not the majority of "mainstream" Ubuntu users, and I don't have a PGP implementation installed on the Windows computer I'm using at the moment.

I should have been more restrained, perhaps, in adding my prior comment to this issue. However, with the burgeoning security concerns these days also among the general population, I think it is helpful to encourage and support their being as proactive as possible. In other words, we *want* people checking against verified trusted hashes, delivered via HTTPS where the user is not yet comfortable with OpenPGP and tools that implement it.

I hope I was and am not annoying here nor overly pedantic, especially inasmuch as I am a new contributor to the conversation, here. Again, perhaps I should have waited longer and investigated further, first, and/or refrained altogether from commenting.

Regards

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Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Hi Pas!

On 2014-08-10 00:30, Pas Besoin wrote:
> I should have been more restrained, perhaps, in adding my prior
> comment to this issue.

No problem; your comment was well motivated IMO. The truth is that very few people have access to edit the page in question, and they are loaded with other work.

> However, with the burgeoning security concerns these days also among
> the general population, I think it is helpful to encourage and
> support their being as proactive as possible. In other words, we
> *want* people checking against verified trusted hashes, delivered via
> HTTPS where the user is not yet comfortable with OpenPGP and tools
> that implement it.

Indeed. Most likely that's exactly the reason why the page was created. But of course, it should be maintained in due time, or else we should drop it.

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Uriel Tunn (u2n) wrote :

Hash for Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 still missing!

Please add:
ubuntu-gnome-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso 31ac57691a45a381ded0ab2a3588b77a
ubuntu-gnome-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso a3965d4e20d8c85dbaa5c36c6898fe5d

Or if not updated, please allow others to do it. Thanks.

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Gary Helbig (ghelbig) wrote : RE: [Bug 1349715] Re: Ubuntu hashes for 14.04.1 missing on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes

Don't bother - the image is defective.

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:39:06 -0000
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: [Bug 1349715] Re: Ubuntu hashes for 14.04.1 missing on
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes
>
> Hash for Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 still missing!
>
> Please add:
> ubuntu-gnome-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso 31ac57691a45a381ded0ab2a3588b77a
> ubuntu-gnome-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso
> a3965d4e20d8c85dbaa5c36c6898fe5d
>
> Or if not updated, please allow others to do it. Thanks.
>
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> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (1355402).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1349715
>
> Title:
> Ubuntu hashes for 14.04.1 missing on
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes
>
> Status in “ubuntu-docs” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> The MD5 hash values for the Ubuntu 14.04.1 iso files are missing on
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes
>
> The instructions in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM
> refer to that web page as source for checking the validity of a
> download, but the values there end with 14.04.0
>
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Paddy Landau (paddy-landau) wrote :

This also affects other distributions such as Lubuntu.

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Lou Samsel (lou-samsel) wrote :

Re: #8 Uriel Tunz (u2n) hashes as reported agree with what I got. Thanks.

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Eric W. Brown (ebrown-s) wrote :
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Doug Smythies (dsmythies) wrote :

We need to put an end to this recurring issue.
Nobody on the docs team has rights to edit the page, as the person that did has long since left the team.
The page should be edited to point to the actual place to find the hashes and then be done with it.

And yes, the actual place to find the hashes seems to be http only instead of https. To bad, but it is not our (doc team's) problem.

@Colin Watson: You seem to have the power to edit the page. Would you be willing to delete all the content and just put in a link to where to really find the hashes? (or anybody else that sees this and has such powers)

David Symons (bimberi)
Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → David Symons (bimberi)
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David Symons (bimberi) wrote :

I still seem to have such 'powers' and have added the 14.04.1 hashes to the page. A fix to the immediate issue at least.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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