Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: nedit
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From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM>
Subject: MDKSA-2001:042 - nedit update
Date: 25 Apr 2001 13:33:10 -0600
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: nedit
Date: April 25th, 2001
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:042
Affected versions: 7.1, 7.2, 8.0, Corporate Server 1.0.1
A temporary file vulnerability exists in NEdit, the Nirvana
Editor. When printing the entire text or selected parts of the text
within the editor, nedit creates a temporary file in an insecure
manner. This could be exploited to gain access to other user
privileges including root.
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.
Corporate Server 1.0.1:
To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.
If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package
from one of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh
You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror
sites 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 8.0, look for it in "updates/8.0/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
You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake
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