Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: diffutils updateJan 11, 2001, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 18:41:45 -0700
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: diffutils Date: January 10th, 2001 Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:008 Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the sdiff program within the diffutils package. 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
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If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG signature is performed automatically for you.
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".
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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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