Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: inn update
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Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 18:43:06 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2001:010 - inn update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: inn
Date: January 10th, 2001
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:010
Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in
the inn program. This condition is due partly to the way inn is
compiled and configured on some Linux distributions, including
Linux-Mandrake, and partly due to the lack of information in the
inn package detailing potential security problems if you do not
tell inn to use a private temporary directory. The patch supplied
by WireX that creates temporary files correctly has been applied,
and the temporary directory that inn uses has been moved from
/usr/tmp to /var/spool/news/tmp which is available solely to the
news user which inn runs as.
Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the
integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the
rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team
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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