Linux Mandrake Security Update Advisory: MandrakeUpdate update
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Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000 17:47:50 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2000:034 MandrakeUpdate update
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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: MandrakeUpdate
Date: August 12th, 2000
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2000:034
Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1
There is a possible race condition in MandrakeUpdate that has the
potential for users to tamper with RPMs downloaded by
MandrakeUpdate prior to them being installed. This is due to files
being stored in the /tmp directory. This is a very low
security-risk as most servers that provide user logins shouldn't be
using MandrakeUpdate. These updated versions provide a fix for the
problem by using /root/tmp instead of /tmp.
Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates prior to upgrading
to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this
by running the md5sum program on the downloaded package by using
"md5sum package.rpm" or by using a version of RPM greater than 3.0
with the command "rpm -K package_name". This will also check the
GnuPG signature of the package provided you have the public key as
part of your keyring (the public key is provided at the end of this
To upgrade automatically, use « MandrakeUpdate ».
If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package
from one of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with "rpm -Uvh
You can download the updates directly from:
Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:
Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/"
directory. For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM
package for Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/".
Updated source RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not
need to download them.
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours
to update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of
the two above-listed mirrors.
You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake
If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
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