From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <email@example.com>
Subject: MDKSA-2001:053 - gnupg update
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 20:10:48 -0600
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: gnupg
Date: May 30th, 2001
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:053
Affected versions: 7.1, 7.2, 8.0, Corporate Server 1.0.1
A format string vulnerability exists in gnupg 1.0.5 and previous
versions which is fixed in 1.0.6. This vulnerability can be used to
invoke shell commands with privileges of the currently logged-in user.
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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