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Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: uucp

Sep 21, 2001, 18:27 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 09:56:08 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team 
Subject: MDKSA-2001:078 - uucp update


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           uucp
Date:                   September 21st, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:078

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

Problem Description:

 Zen Parse discovered that an argument handling problem that exists in
 the uucp package can allow a local attacker to gain access to the uucp
 user or group.



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 Mandrake Linux Security Team at
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
fa65ca8883349b9be0e6cf7db7dea76b  7.1/RPMS/uucp-1.06.1-14.1mdk.i586.rpm
e28726519e93e1980d40dab2f06483af  7.1/SRPMS/uucp-1.06.1-14.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
63dec090a832b711ff3a05577de6e375  7.2/RPMS/uucp-1.06.1-17.1mdk.i586.rpm
5e0b73597aaf0b0c731919e0e2608e2b  7.2/SRPMS/uucp-1.06.1-17.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
1d285f9a496ae17aac3a43faaf93046a  8.0/RPMS/uucp-1.06.1-18.1mdk.i586.rpm
231f4436c3d4ba45190b6f00430a8b0d  8.0/SRPMS/uucp-1.06.1-18.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0 (PPC):
9634b394fe43ab951969ab5088a071f3  ppc/8.0/RPMS/uucp-1.06.1-18.1mdk.ppc.rpm
519859d31a9a04d84d8090a6a4885431  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/uucp-1.06.1-18.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
fa65ca8883349b9be0e6cf7db7dea76b  1.0.1/RPMS/uucp-1.06.1-14.1mdk.i586.rpm
e28726519e93e1980d40dab2f06483af  1.0.1/SRPMS/uucp-1.06.1-14.1mdk.src.rpm

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
listed at:


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

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

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