Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: traceroute update
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Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 16:00:14 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2000:053 - traceroute update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: traceroute
Date: October 2nd, 2000
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2000:053
Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1
There is a bug in the traceroute program which causes segfaults
and which could potentially be exploited to provide root privilege
because the traceroute command is suid root. There are no known
exploits currently, but users are encouraged to upgrade.
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".
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
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