Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: wu-ftpd update
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Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 19:57:43 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2001:001-2 - wu-ftpd update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: wu-ftpd
Advisory Date: January 15th, 2001
Original Advisory Date: January 10th, 2001
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:001-2
Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
WireX discovered a temporary file creation bug in the 2.6.1
release of wu-ftpd. The problem exists in the privatepw helper
program. As well, Linux-Mandrake 7.2 users must update to this
package as it fixes security problems as discussed in the prior
advisory, MDKSA-2000:014, which had not been previously addressed
All of the updated packages for Linux Mandrake versions 6.0
through 7.1 and the packages for Corporate Server 1.0.1 installed
the wrong pam support file which prevented anyone from logging into
the FTP server.
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.
Corporate Server 1.0.1:
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.
You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake
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