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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: gnupg update

Oct 22, 2000, 15:53 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 22:25:30 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@linux-mandrake.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements security-announce@linux-mandrake.com
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2000:063 - gnupg update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           gnupg
Date:                   October 20th, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:063
Affected versions:      7.0, 7.1

Problem Description:

A problem exists in all versions of GnuPG prior to and including 1.0.3. Because of this problem, GnuPG may report files which have been signed with multiple keys (one or more of which may be incorrect) to be valid even if one of the signatures is in fact valid.

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 7.0:
7109e14adec57754a7131a08f8d478f7  7.0/RPMS/gnupg-1.0.4-1mdk.i586.rpm
d204a816b6b96cf3b908c083f07beeeb  7.0/SRPMS/gnupg-1.0.4-1mdk.src.rpm
Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
7f07af78eff4d14b24c6a7300301eab8  7.1/RPMS/gnupg-1.0.4-1mdk.i586.rpm
d204a816b6b96cf3b908c083f07beeeb  7.1/SRPMS/gnupg-1.0.4-1mdk.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.

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