Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 21:05:08 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team email@example.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2001:022 - vixie-cron update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: vixie-cron
Date: February 20th, 2001
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:022
Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1
A buffer overflow exists in the 'crontab' command if it was
called by a user with a username longer than 20 characters. If the
system administrator has created usernames of that length, it would
be possible for those users to gain elevated privileges.
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.
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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