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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: webmin update

Jan 29, 2001, 21:17 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 14:17:42 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2001:016 - webmin update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           webmin
Date:                   January 26th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:016

Affected versions:      7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1

Problem Description:

Previous versions of webmin would create temporary files insecurely on several occasions. This could be exploited by a local attacker to overwrite or create arbitrary files and possibly gain root privileges.

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 7.1:
72fa7a51badb3adaa3cdc04e8faf9a51 7.1/RPMS/webmin-0.84-1.2mdk.noarch.rpm
7434f066785ae0ebdfe44d7786241456 7.1/SRPMS/webmin-0.84-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
ee5ced113e1edeed496bd540fc3d7ed3 7.2/RPMS/webmin-0.84-1.1mdk.noarch.rpm
9c66c3a3a0e2b201c38e6e2fcf918a8b 7.2/SRPMS/webmin-0.84-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
72fa7a51badb3adaa3cdc04e8faf9a51 1.0.1/RPMS/webmin-0.84-1.2mdk.noarch.rpm
7434f066785ae0ebdfe44d7786241456 1.0.1/SRPMS/webmin-0.84-1.2mdk.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.

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake at:


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