From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <email@example.com>
Subject: MDKSA-2001:050 - vixie-cron update
Date: 10 May 2001 23:08:49 -0600
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
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
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.
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.
Corporate Server 1.0.1:
Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
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
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
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
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