Security considerationsΒΆ

Mailman-pgp needs to process the messages when they arrive to the mailing list, to do so it has to decrypt them. Then they pass through Mailman chains and pipelines to be (optionally) encrypted again and sent out.

Keys are currently stored not encrypted.

Mailman-pgp only provides some confirmation that the subscriber has access to the signing capability of the key provided on subscription, by requesting the user to sign a statement saying so. It is up to the list moderator/admin to verify and confirm the subscribers identity.

Any successful subscriber that has his key set, will receive messages encrypted to his key(if the mailing list is set to encrypt) and thus even one compromised or malicious subscriber will compromise all messages of a mailing list.