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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: getty_ps update

Jan 11, 2001, 07:50 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 18:35:49 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2001:004 - getty_ps update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           getty_ps
Date:                   January 10th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:004

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

Problem Description:

WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the getty_ps program. This update corrects the 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:
de0b568399b926361335cb22e354eee0 6.0/RPMS/getty_ps-2.0.7j-14.2mdk.i586.rpm
74c12df6f625b3079f3c5d9f5beb7c84 6.0/SRPMS/getty_ps-2.0.7j-14.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
07c87947a423b8c72b8225f8fd471b9b 6.1/RPMS/getty_ps-2.0.7j-14.2mdk.i586.rpm
74c12df6f625b3079f3c5d9f5beb7c84 6.1/SRPMS/getty_ps-2.0.7j-14.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
d55e818894ad459270b9d836679c859d 7.0/RPMS/getty_ps-2.0.7j-14.2mdk.i586.rpm
74c12df6f625b3079f3c5d9f5beb7c84 7.0/SRPMS/getty_ps-2.0.7j-14.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
36fb92f0ec29bd5ddea932bbeabad4a8 7.1/RPMS/getty_ps-2.0.7j-14.2mdk.i586.rpm
74c12df6f625b3079f3c5d9f5beb7c84 7.1/SRPMS/getty_ps-2.0.7j-14.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
2a7cb2a1095d350eb7cb823f2a6aabe6 7.2/RPMS/getty_ps-2.0.7j-14.1mdk.i586.rpm
7e0ff386b74fb604db01a9b8c858617d 7.2/SRPMS/getty_ps-2.0.7j-14.1mdk.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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