Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: mc update
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Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 17:58:30 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2000:078 - mc update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: mc
Date: December 12th, 2000
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2000:078
Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
A problem was found in the cons.saver program by Maurycy
Prodeus. The cons.saver program is a screensaver for the console
that is included in the mc package. cons.saver does not check if it
is started with a valid stdout, which combined with a bug in its
check to see if its argument is a tty (it forgets to close the
file-descriptor after opening the supposed tty), causes it to write
a NULL character to the file given as its parameter.
Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the
integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the
rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.
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.
You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake
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