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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: sgml-tools update

Mar 21, 2001, 06:02 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 17:51:52 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@linux-mandrake.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements security-announce@linux-mandrake.com
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2001:030-1 - sgml-tools update

                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

Problem Description:

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 directory.


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 at
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG signature is performed automatically for you.
Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
0dffdf59bf60b15f695a8f8cf1e0633e 6.0/RPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
67970748cf90806c3f11885245f38175 6.0/SRPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
a9478714b0629d55de7aa2f48f0bfcb4 6.1/RPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
67970748cf90806c3f11885245f38175 6.1/SRPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
35e8e14047ac5710274e803bc7bd3e7c 7.1/RPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-8.3mdk.i586.rpm
02d2fa1b6a56a7c8dc2decfb9339d2a6 7.1/SRPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-8.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
c5e48714e3da71f692e447eb942a368b 7.2/RPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
c2242855d3be03b899a908944c48ac1d 7.2/SRPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-8.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
35e8e14047ac5710274e803bc7bd3e7c 1.0.1/RPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-8.3mdk.i586.rpm
02d2fa1b6a56a7c8dc2decfb9339d2a6 1.0.1/SRPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-8.3mdk.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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