PHP version 3 which ships with Linux-Mandrake are vulnerable to
format string attacks due to logging functions that make improper
use of the syslog() and vsnprintf() functions. This renders
PHP3-enabled servers vulnerable to compromise by remote attackers.
This attack is only effective on PHP installations that log errors
and warnings while those servers that do not are not affected. By
default, Linux-Mandrake systems do not have logging enabled.
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