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Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 16:18:48 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2000:046 - mod_perl update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           mod_perl
Date:                   September 11th, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:046

Affected versions:      6.1, 7.0, 7.1

Problem Description:

The configuration file, /etc/httpd/conf/addon-modules/mod_perl.conf contained an Options directive that was not entirely secure and allowed people to browse the /perl/ directory. This update adds the "-Indexes" directive to the Options command, thus making the directory non- browseable.

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".

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
fc1f74202f7ac2b8984e35d8e2011556 6.1/RPMS/mod_perl-1.21-17mdk.i586.rpm
c5b62af27bf05b36623afe79b620b152 6.1/SRPMS/mod_perl-1.21-17mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
55be0b0f1fcbd81529fd7f99b3931eb2 7.0/RPMS/mod_perl-1.21-21mdk.i586.rpm
5c39ca33d985e8a2984a730e9f971c82 7.0/SRPMS/mod_perl-1.21-21mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
de2fa4d6e32c4b901bb891e8bb4454f0 7.1/RPMS/mod_perl-1.22-29mdk.i586.rpm
5e64778b1df92fbf2b267cd7726a13e5 7.1/SRPMS/mod_perl-1.22-29mdk.src.rpm

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 package_name".

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 at:


If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


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