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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: timed update

Mar 23, 2001, 20:26 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 19:15:40 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2001:034 - timed update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           timed
Date:                   March 22nd, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:034

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1

Problem Description:

The time server daemon, timed, tries to synchronize the local host time with the time of other machines on a local area network. A bug in timed, as reported by the FreeBSD Security Officer, that could be triggered remotely can crash the time server daemon.

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:
94c01c868483b1de4a9d529ae0e62c64 6.0/RPMS/timed-0.17-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
f762a7ebc5a2ef47f233fa44990d85a1 6.0/SRPMS/timed-0.17-1.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
40ed2c6f90721e1887cc8802311f4583 6.1/RPMS/timed-0.17-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
f762a7ebc5a2ef47f233fa44990d85a1 6.1/SRPMS/timed-0.17-1.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
ab89860d9d5425492aeaff24f319a52d 7.0/RPMS/timed-0.17-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
f762a7ebc5a2ef47f233fa44990d85a1 7.0/SRPMS/timed-0.17-1.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
1ac7bf6576178207d05590badc34fd07 7.1/RPMS/timed-0.17-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
16410947322549ac347a1c74a4706b02 7.1/SRPMS/timed-0.17-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
198e7386e834f6a7c5e42a50471f796b 7.2/RPMS/timed-0.17-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
f0e708daf7d1bc5f3b5f9b10e5121914 7.2/SRPMS/timed-0.17-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
1ac7bf6576178207d05590badc34fd07 1.0.1/RPMS/timed-0.17-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
16410947322549ac347a1c74a4706b02 1.0.1/SRPMS/timed-0.17-1.2mdk.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.

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


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