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Mandrake Linux Advisory: perl-Digest-MD5

May 28, 2002, 18:59 (0 Talkback[s])


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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           perl-Digest-MD5
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2002:035
Date:                   May 28th, 2002
Affected versions:      8.2

Problem Description:

 A bug exists in the UTF8 interaction between the perl-Digest-MD5 module
 and perl that results in UTF8 strings having improper MD5 digests.  The
 2.20 version of the module corrects this problem.



Updated Packages:

 Mandrake Linux 8.2:
 0cac821621b1e3db0fa2443259306e98  8.2/RPMS/perl-Digest-MD5-2.20-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 e6168571314ee03f769677a990ed8aee  8.2/SRPMS/perl-Digest-MD5-2.20-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2/ppc:
 91ead3233943ed91c861dc24ab171fcc  ppc/8.2/RPMS/perl-Digest-MD5-2.20-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 e6168571314ee03f769677a990ed8aee  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/perl-Digest-MD5-2.20-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):


To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one 
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:


Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig <filename>

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:


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

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:


MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by


If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
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