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Mandrake An updated man package is available to fix a makewhatis vulnerability

    Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory.

Date: July 7th, 2000

Package name: man

Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1

Problem: Internet Security Systems (ISS) X-Force  has identified a 
vulnerability in the makewhatis Bourne shell script that ships with 
many Linux distributions.   It is found in versions 1.5e and higher 
of man, and handles temporary files insecurely.  Local users may gain 
a variety of privileges depending on the complexity of the exploit.  
The mode of any file on the system can be changed to 0700.  Any file 
on the system may be created or overwritten as root.  Local users may 
also be able to read any system file by forcing a copy of it into the 
whatis database.

Please upgrade to:

md5sum: f4f87cab84a716a2ccb8c74b3325c0c9 6.0/RPMS/man-1.5g-15mdk.i586.rpm
md5sum: 52d021732aa09d517eeff8b60d427a69 6.0/SRPMS/man-1.5g-15mdk.src.rpm
md5sum: 2b01457036a6813fa616adbca97fcb36 6.1/RPMS/man-1.5g-15mdk.i586.rpm
md5sum: 52d021732aa09d517eeff8b60d427a69 6.1/SRPMS/man-1.5g-15mdk.src.rpm
md5sum: ea883685faa409148f9b55c442a0438c 7.0/RPMS/man-1.5g-15mdk.i586.rpm
md5sum: 52d021732aa09d517eeff8b60d427a69 7.0/SRPMS/man-1.5g-15mdk.src.rpm
md5sum: fbc1b9e04d75f267650f291d99f467f1 7.1/RPMS/man-1.5g-15mdk.i586.rpm
md5sum: 52d021732aa09d517eeff8b60d427a69 7.1/SRPMS/man-1.5g-15mdk.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".  All mirrors are listed on  Updated packages are available in the 
"updates/" directory.

For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for Mandrake 7.1, 
look for it in: updates/7.1/RPMS/

- We give the md5 sum for each package. It lets you check the integrity of 
  the downloaded package by running the md5sum command on the package 
  ("md5sum package.rpm"). 
- You generally do not need to download the source package with a .src.rpm 
- All the updated packages are listed on the website on
- To subscribe/unsubscribe from the "security-announce" list and 
  subscribe/unsubscribe from the "security-discuss" list see:
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