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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: Mesa update

Mar 14, 2001, 06:57 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 19:43:03 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@linux-mandrake.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements security-announce@linux-mandrake.com
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2001:029 - Mesa update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           Mesa
Date:                   March 13th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:029

Affected versions:      7.2

Problem Description:

Ben Collins identified a temporary file race in the Utah-glx component of the Mesa package which affects Linux-Mandrake 7.2. The /tmp/glxmemory file is created by Utah-glx and because it is not created securely could be used in a symlink attack which allows files to be overwritten the next time the X server is started.

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 7.2:
d75f85f30af6c8fb57938b76323067ce 7.2/RPMS/Mesa-3.3-14.1mdk.i586.rpm
1a8bddaf0f26c5d1caa5c3af44d1c108 7.2/RPMS/Mesa-common-3.3-14.1mdk.i586.rpm
ffd886a66f866faaf9ae0b7402644cde 7.2/RPMS/Mesa-common-devel-3.3-14.1mdk.i586.rpm
c9f32276cd54d8772c31afba619bf856 7.2/RPMS/Mesa-demos-3.3-14.1mdk.i586.rpm
593a5bb2a4d51460727f3affb0a78fdd 7.2/SRPMS/Mesa-3.3-14.1mdk.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.

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


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