Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 17:51:52 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2001:030-1 - sgml-tools
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: sgml-tools
Date: March 20th, 2001
Original Advisory Date: March 15th, 2001
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:030-1
Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1
Insecure handling of temporary file permissions can lead to
other users on a multi-user system being able to read the documents
being converted. This is due to sgml-tools creating temporary files
without any special permissions. The updated packages create a
secure temporary directory first, which is readable only by the
owner, and then create the temporary files in that secure
The packages for Linux-Mandrake 7.1 and Corporate Server 1.0.1
had a dependency on the wrong version of sgml-common which made it
impossible to upgrade the software. New packages have been released
that fix this problem.
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
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