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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: vixie-cron

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From:   Linux Mandrake Security Team <security@linux-mandrake.com>
Subject:        MDKSA-2001:050 - vixie-cron update
Date:   10 May 2001 23:08:49 -0600
 
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                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           vixie-cron
Date:                   May 10th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:050

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

A recent security fix to cron introduced a new problem with giving up
privileges before invoking the editor.  A malicious local user could 
exploit this to gain root acces.
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References:

http://www.securityfocus.com/frames/?content=/vdb/bottom.html?vid=2687
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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:
53b4beefcd4582e0dfe885c82f1221e9  7.1/RPMS/vixie-cron-3.0.1-46.4mdk.i586.rpm
51e96cbcfc44216eb099f514b2a01eff  7.1/SRPMS/vixie-cron-3.0.1-46.4mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
ad448a558a7466c08ac90a7c8de15e5d  7.2/RPMS/vixie-cron-3.0.1-46.3mdk.i586.rpm
2454ea0ed26c3b1dfb1335c522fe8c40  7.2/SRPMS/vixie-cron-3.0.1-46.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 8.0:
c464b6c019defb09c8749800f3ecef79  8.0/RPMS/vixie-cron-3.0.1-51.1mdk.i586.rpm
f5fb6b648d1d87578c9cd7e44ec909ea  8.0/SRPMS/vixie-cron-3.0.1-51.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
53b4beefcd4582e0dfe885c82f1221e9  1.0.1/RPMS/vixie-cron-3.0.1-46.4mdk.i586.rpm
51e96cbcfc44216eb099f514b2a01eff  1.0.1/SRPMS/vixie-cron-3.0.1-46.4mdk.src.rpm
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Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):

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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:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3.

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.

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

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
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Linux-Mandrake has two security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

  Linux-Mandrake's security announcements mailing list.  Only
  announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

  Linux-Mandrake's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
  to anyone to discuss Linux-Mandrake security specifically and Linux
  security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

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  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
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Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
from either list:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security