Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 16:18:48 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Subject: MDKSA-2000:046 – mod_perl update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: mod_perl Date: September 11th, 2000 Advisory ID: MDKSA-2000:046 Affected versions: 6.1, 7.0, 7.1
The configuration file,
/etc/httpd/conf/addon-modules/mod_perl.conf contained an Options
directive that was not entirely secure and allowed people to browse
the /perl/ directory. This update adds the “-Indexes” directive to
the Options command, thus making the directory non- browseable.
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”.
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.
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