Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: sudo updateMar 14, 2001, 07:01 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 19:48:22 -0700
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: sudo Date: March 13th, 2001 Original Advisory Date: February 26th, 2001 Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:024-1 Affected versions: 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1
A buffer overflow exists in the sudo program which could be used by an attacker to obtain higher privileges. sudo is a program used to delegate superuser privileges to ordinary users and only for specific commands.
The sudo package for 7.1 used the system-auth facility of newer pam versions and thus would not install or work correctly under Linux- Mandrake 7.1. This update resolves the dependancy issue as well as provides the correct pam configuration file.
Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the
integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the
Linux-Mandrake 7.1: 23aaa7ed7c859a41fef0c1fade76c7aa 7.1/RPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.3mdk.i586.rpm 6cbceea3dbffd9eba63008d5c18fea49 7.1/SRPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.3mdk.src.rpm Linux-Mandrake 7.2: fe583824271ac2a5af6dd533027e8794 7.2/RPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.1mdk.i586.rpm 2327674548ed850b078d3ae1badf7d2e 7.2/SRPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.1mdk.src.rpm Corporate Server 1.0.1: 99e75efab098e51b516f8030eafb2993 1.0.1/RPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.2mdk.i586.rpm 672e152db4d8d0e742ad404cf81ca3d1 1.0.1/SRPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.2mdk.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.
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