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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: jpilot update

Dec 18, 2000, 23:25 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 23:34:33 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2000:081 - jpilot update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           jpilot
Date:                   December 15th, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:081

Affected versions:      7.2

Problem Description:

The jpilot program automatically creates a directory called .jpilot/ in the user's home directory with 777 (world read/write/execute) permissions. This directory is used to store all backups, configuration and synchronized Palm Pilot information.

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 http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/RPM-GPG-KEYS
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
b18bdac08b3fa7055ff1d25d5bb3ddfb 7.2/RPMS/jpilot-0.98.1-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
e52bf9543f756969e8fab8520e8156e8 7.2/RPMS/jpilot-plugin-devel-0.98.1-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
072404194e6a31fc8991fb8a98cf16d8 7.2/SRPMS/jpilot-0.98.1-7.1mdk.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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