Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: tcsh update
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Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 22:21:46 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2000:069 - tcsh update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: tcsh
Date: November 13th, 2000
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2000:069
Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
A vulnerability exists with tcsh when using the in-here
documents with the << syntax. When doing this, tcsh uses a
temporary file to store the data. Unfortunately, the temporary file
is not created securely and standard symlink attacks can be used to
make tcsh overwrite arbitrary files.
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
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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