Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: shadow-utils update
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Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 18:41:09 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2001:007 - shadow-utils update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: shadow-utils
Date: January 10th, 2001
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:007
Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in
the useradd program contained in the shadow-utils package. The
useradd program creates it's temporary files in the protected
directory /etc/default, but if this directory is changed to world
writable, a problem could occur. This update corrects 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
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need to download them.
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours
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