Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: mgetty update

Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 23:12:54 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team [email protected]

To: [email protected]
Subject: MDKSA-2000:042 – mgetty update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           mgetty
Date:                   August 31st, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:042

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1

Problem Description:

There is a problem in the mgetty package, which contains a
number of tools for sending and receiving faxes. The faxrunq tool
uses a marker file in the /tmp directory, which is world-writable,
in an insecure fashion. This problem, if exploited, allows
malicious users to overwrite files on the system via a symlink
attack which are owned by the user that is invoking faxrunq. All
versions of mgetty prior to 1.1.22 are vulnerable.

Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates prior to
upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You
can do this by running the md5sum program on the downloaded package
by using “md5sum package.rpm”.

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
a27f4bbce80bdc1e613eec900b581a44  6.0/RPMS/mgetty-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
485fd02bcacf5eace99276dd2ce7f554  6.0/RPMS/mgetty-contrib-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
b407ad2c8a5fdc3fca31204667a63a04  6.0/RPMS/mgetty-sendfax-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
839b2c1f09694e81b40b9e244f68b80b  6.0/RPMS/mgetty-viewfax-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
5ed6b9290249a74aa9e308296cb02783  6.0/RPMS/mgetty-voice-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
d1deb85b2deb0be64d48bf8138e06ae3  6.0/SRPMS/mgetty-1.1.22-2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
10583e14f13a43cb96abbbba7394b590  6.1/RPMS/mgetty-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
a51aa6db2867b7a1c27e0a0a6601f57a  6.1/RPMS/mgetty-contrib-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
deac3868dfe80f917d3951add26ec6bb  6.1/RPMS/mgetty-sendfax-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
c24fc09f0621c083f526fcc554a9edac  6.1/RPMS/mgetty-viewfax-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
23bfc2f265564fc25c3316aa7d4df7d3  6.1/RPMS/mgetty-voice-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
d1deb85b2deb0be64d48bf8138e06ae3  6.1/SRPMS/mgetty-1.1.22-2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
557a3d5d9e26c2d82e4f2f1384df9784  7.0/RPMS/mgetty-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
25b2bd75ba4c06b94ba3db25d4929354  7.0/RPMS/mgetty-contrib-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
5feb56b3a1e068afcef11c8fc4c74443  7.0/RPMS/mgetty-sendfax-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
78db1386e7ce356d5d5a1e05078cc6e3  7.0/RPMS/mgetty-viewfax-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
b4c845e5ca1c2de9d5db00e546ea0c2e  7.0/RPMS/mgetty-voice-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
d1deb85b2deb0be64d48bf8138e06ae3  7.0/SRPMS/mgetty-1.1.22-2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
76b71d096e4102f8b17de8ff07353200  7.1/RPMS/mgetty-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
c90db3acf3c5161040510954905a2ab1  7.1/RPMS/mgetty-contrib-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
1e9af836c99a48f45278f2f45be4c148  7.1/RPMS/mgetty-sendfax-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
06169b07f2b3d091e011b68a2e9ca20f  7.1/RPMS/mgetty-viewfax-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
454aa7d8171a9645b4a77fee6d44a97a  7.1/RPMS/mgetty-voice-1.1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm
d1deb85b2deb0be64d48bf8138e06ae3  7.1/SRPMS/mgetty-1.1.22-2mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically, use « MandrakeUpdate

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package
from one of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with “rpm -Uvh

You can download the updates directly from:



Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:


Updated packages are available in the “updates/[ver]/RPMS/”
directory. For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM
package for Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in “updates/7.1/RPMS/”.
Updated source RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not
need to download them.

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours
to update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of
the two above-listed mirrors.

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake


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