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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: pam update

Dec 17, 2000, 16:38 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 16:40:16 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team 
Reply-To: security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements 
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2000:082-1 - pam update


                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           pam
Date:                   December 16th, 2000
Original Advisory Date: December 16th, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:082-1

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2

Problem Description:

 The pam_localuser module, which is a part of the pam package, contains
 a buffer overflow vulnerability.  This module is not used in any 
 default configuration and for a user to be exploited, they would have
 to manually insert it into a configuration file in the /etc/pam.d


 The pam packages for 7.2 had a dependency problem with kdebase due to
 the version number.  New packages are now available for 7.2 that 
 correct this problem.

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:
  rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team at
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
89047507ccddc48d22d303ef1ced2e19  6.0/RPMS/pam-0.72-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
1a723b38bc265c6f37ed960e35aeee86  6.0/RPMS/pam-devel-0.72-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
1f61020c5e6174f3d2654684dde1cc41  6.0/RPMS/pam-doc-0.72-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
1cb1ac234d64a8d38e0a5bd03cc5c389  6.0/SRPMS/pam-0.72-7.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
00d178754c2b16ae8d678ead4b319c84  6.1/RPMS/pam-0.72-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
c8b1b1bbd998e4e3bcacfe0dbad875f0  6.1/RPMS/pam-devel-0.72-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
de4d33d45bbbb805f55a3ecca3bc9bb3  6.1/RPMS/pam-doc-0.72-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
1cb1ac234d64a8d38e0a5bd03cc5c389  6.1/SRPMS/pam-0.72-7.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
46f6378e00acfec0a0efaeedcbd68a94  7.0/RPMS/pam-0.72-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
39ff2a895a40ed3fd6e3cac708450539  7.0/RPMS/pam-devel-0.72-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
ac93e1513bf052edb12e81013cdd373f  7.0/RPMS/pam-doc-0.72-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
1cb1ac234d64a8d38e0a5bd03cc5c389  7.0/SRPMS/pam-0.72-7.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
43472115ca09b70565001e9ece665016  7.1/RPMS/pam-0.72-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
2314b97db1c46d81150fc5100f160893  7.1/RPMS/pam-devel-0.72-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
3a5e9ba927e38ad2635f8c7ada818618  7.1/RPMS/pam-doc-0.72-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
1cb1ac234d64a8d38e0a5bd03cc5c389  7.1/SRPMS/pam-0.72-7.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
8a78141a4e4104493fa3e54a3d114454  7.2/RPMS/pam-0.72-13.1mdk.i586.rpm
6ad4ec3a6264a7b6616b87e75c3a29d3  7.2/RPMS/pam-devel-0.72-13.1mdk.i586.rpm
b6cee6af9f62a5c335158794a9286113  7.2/RPMS/pam-doc-0.72-13.1mdk.i586.rpm
3729083b850b06722a3eab2cc31d818c  7.2/SRPMS/pam-0.72-13.1mdk.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 -Fvh *.rpm".  

You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror sites
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 7.2, look for it in "updates/7.2/RPMS/".  Updated source
RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to 

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake at:


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