There is a problem in the mgetty package, which contains a
number of tools for sending and receiving faxes. The faxrunq tool
uses a marker file in the /tmp directory, which is world-writable,
in an insecure fashion. This problem, if exploited, allows
malicious users to overwrite files on the system via a symlink
attack which are owned by the user that is invoking faxrunq. All
versions of mgetty prior to 1.1.22 are vulnerable.
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".
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
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