Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: pam update

Dec 19, 2000, 04:15 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 12:24:01 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team
Subject: MDKSA-2000:082 - pam update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

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

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 directory.

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:
f2dac7c4b7049e119b0172a229fb565f 7.2/RPMS/pam-0.72-12.1mdk.i586.rpm
633f0e2f17f808ee13cfefc7e1d76743 7.2/RPMS/pam-devel-0.72-12.1mdk.i586.rpm
817a109423f3b9ef84b3e4419bf29b27 7.2/RPMS/pam-doc-0.72-12.1mdk.i586.rpm
e5b5708c721a69458e9df9361ea9fd46 7.2/SRPMS/pam-0.72-12.1mdk.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.

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


If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


Linux-Mandrake has two security-related mailing list services that anyone can subscribe to:


Linux-Mandrake's security announcements mailing list. Only announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.


Linux-Mandrake's security discussion mailing list. This list is open to anyone to discuss Linux-Mandrake security specifically and Linux security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to sympa@linux-mandrake.com with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to sympa@linux-mandrake.com with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to sympa@linux-mandrake.com with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe from either list: