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
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.
Mandrake Linux 8.0:
Mandrake Linux 8.0 (PPC):
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
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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