Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: gnorpm update
Oct 06, 2000, 20:10 (1 Talkback[s])
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Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 10:40:17 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2000:055 - gnorpm update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: gnorpm
Date: October 6th, 2000
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2000:055
Affected versions: 6.1, 7.0
Versions of GnoRPM prior to 0.95 used files in the /tmp
directory in an insecure manner. If GnoRPM is run as root, a local
user can exploit this behaviour to trick GnoRPM into writing to
arbitrary files anywhere on the system.
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.
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