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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: gftp update

Apr 29, 2001, 21:31 (1 Talkback[s])
Date:         Fri, 27 Apr 2001 16:24:54 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM>
Subject:      MDKSA-2001:044 - gftp update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           gftp
Date:                   April 27th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:044

Affected versions:      7.1, 7.2, 8.0, Corporate Server 1.0.1

References:             http://gftp.seul.org/changelog.html

Problem Description:

A format string vulnerability exists in all versions of gftp prior to version 2.0.8. This vulnerability has been fixed upstream in version 2.0.8.

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 http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/RPM-GPG-KEYS If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
245b8c2e9be141c516e4f3929392a674 7.1/RPMS/gftp-2.0.8-1.2mdk.i586.rpm 9ee9e9ee732f268bb5b18a0dbc9d1da4 7.1/SRPMS/gftp-2.0.8-1.2mdk.src.rpm Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
0bb0f6b284a834cac70e5f3f356fcbf7 7.2/RPMS/gftp-2.0.8-1.1mdk.i586.rpm 056e45f8a2a596baff3aca26215006e6 7.2/SRPMS/gftp-2.0.8-1.1mdk.src.rpm Linux-Mandrake 8.0:
dff897a7e0e887f5fcafd2173b5e1aa6 8.0/RPMS/gftp-2.0.8-1.1mdk.i586.rpm 056e45f8a2a596baff3aca26215006e6 8.0/SRPMS/gftp-2.0.8-1.1mdk.src.rpm Corporate Server 1.0.1:
245b8c2e9be141c516e4f3929392a674 1.0.1/RPMS/gftp-2.0.8-1.2mdk.i586.rpm 9ee9e9ee732f268bb5b18a0dbc9d1da4 1.0.1/SRPMS/gftp-2.0.8-1.2mdk.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 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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