Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 20:33:40 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <email@example.com>
Subject: MDKSA-2001:064 - tripwire update
Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
Package name: tripwire
Date: July 18th, 2001
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:064
Affected versions: 8.0
Jarno Juuskonen reported that a temporary file vulnerability exists in
versions of Tripwire prior to 2.3.1-2. Because Tripwire opens/creates
temporary files in /tmp without the O_EXCL flag during filesystem
scanning and database updating, a malicious user could execute a
symlink attack against the temporary files. This new version has all
but one unsafe temporary file open fixed. It can still be used safely
when using the new TEMPDIRECTORY configuration option, which is now set
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
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signature is performed automatically for you.
Mandrake Linux 8.0:
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
Mandrake Linux 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
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