Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: neditApr 26, 2001, 17:27 (0 Talkback[s])
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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
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
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 *.rpm".
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 to update.
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