Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: pam update
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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
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
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.
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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