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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: diffutils update

Jan 11, 2001, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 18:41:45 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2001:008 - diffutils update

                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

Problem Description:

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
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:
07f772ddd79ba6403441746be476a139 6.0/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.i586.rpm
b9bf1de19be05c040b1542839d54f55c 6.0/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
02163569f57a64a7ae58506f96e5b088 6.1/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.i586.rpm
b9bf1de19be05c040b1542839d54f55c 6.1/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
1ab31665623d20101fd73c35b81cbc6b 7.0/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.i586.rpm
b9bf1de19be05c040b1542839d54f55c 7.0/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
fe29a7f9b1aefbd5945fe9b5e9cdff77 7.1/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.i586.rpm
b9bf1de19be05c040b1542839d54f55c 7.1/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
d8bb189bc4b7c03cba522cf055af20cf 7.2/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.1mdk.i586.rpm
56a98958389420a0d97b19d228e37b3c 7.2/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.1mdk.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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