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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: ed update

Dec 10, 2000, 19:14 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 13:37:01 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@linux-mandrake.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements security-announce@linux-mandrake.com
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2000:076 - ed update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           ed
Date:                   December 9th, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:076

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2

Problem Description:

Alan Cox discovered that GNU ed (a classed line editor tool) creates temporary files unsafely.

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:
9da1f124f8aa5bac0608d006a67f0aa2 6.0/RPMS/ed-0.2-15.1mdk.i586.rpm
26bb6564cc8805ee29469f6ac363a660 6.0/SRPMS/ed-0.2-15.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
f9bb2b3fb3231252dc88e5f2d92dcd78 6.1/RPMS/ed-0.2-15.1mdk.i586.rpm
26bb6564cc8805ee29469f6ac363a660 6.1/SRPMS/ed-0.2-15.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
6c39c250f00168c8d8c16e4669f94f9c 7.0/RPMS/ed-0.2-15.1mdk.i586.rpm
26bb6564cc8805ee29469f6ac363a660 7.0/SRPMS/ed-0.2-15.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
9d41ed3fc65d8f096d329c6ac8a11812 7.1/RPMS/ed-0.2-17.1mdk.i586.rpm
c1e68a7d63f72c5108a3a85346786de0 7.1/SRPMS/ed-0.2-17.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
8ac697e3a3117f0221bd8bce6e08f2ca 7.2/RPMS/ed-0.2-21.1mdk.i586.rpm
9129468ee9043ab1272ff9f9cfb22f2f 7.2/SRPMS/ed-0.2-21.1mdk.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 package_name".

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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