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Mandrake: 'inn' temp file vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the inn program.


                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           inn
Date:                   January 10th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:010

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

Problem Description:

 WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the inn
 program.  This condition is due partly to the way inn is compiled and
 configured on some Linux distributions, including Linux-Mandrake, and
 partly due to the lack of information in the inn package detailing
 potential security problems if you do not tell inn to use a private
 temporary directory.  The patch supplied by WireX that creates
 temporary files correctly has been applied, and the temporary directory
 that inn uses has been moved from /usr/tmp to /var/spool/news/tmp which
 is available solely to the news user which inn runs as.

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:
  rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team at
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
b3d6543a36b6892ab47fd0886c5878a5  6.0/RPMS/inews-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
0eb3f23a945f5a3c4e4590f3ad6a4e93  6.0/RPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
16b44139d6e95ecd036657cfb22c2103  6.0/RPMS/inn-devel-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
ecc8e3e782681f98f90ed56e6e6df43a  6.0/SRPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
09b0c500964751218c12ea49919d130b  6.1/RPMS/inews-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
8d13f9b913c747b559208c149b0f840a  6.1/RPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
572b7bb5fdb4dc67289f23606576dd09  6.1/RPMS/inn-devel-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
ecc8e3e782681f98f90ed56e6e6df43a  6.1/SRPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
47e81d95a38c65f6c24f0cfa9191d010  7.0/RPMS/inews-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
c896dcfaca61f889dba4577df4e6b60f  7.0/RPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
b7ab9c66a1f00dc3352c88698154c549  7.0/RPMS/inn-devel-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
ecc8e3e782681f98f90ed56e6e6df43a  7.0/SRPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
4de129346319bca43e33ac84c04329c0  7.1/RPMS/inews-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
b5458c670d5a87952bb7ebee3ea498fb  7.1/RPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
acca5e4cc284f8c34aca73a795e611ca  7.1/RPMS/inn-devel-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
ecc8e3e782681f98f90ed56e6e6df43a  7.1/SRPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
8ef8d2af5d2117bbb922300193602098  7.2/RPMS/inews-2.2.3-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
bb6cae5782ffc98f83f5ed4b49ca2017  7.2/RPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
1633a12236555d36b97d862385cfdbce  7.2/RPMS/inn-devel-2.2.3-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
bccd827c3cba37b0b5168e591f3baa6a  7.2/SRPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.1mdk.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 upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".

You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror sites
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 7.2, look for it in "updates/7.2/RPMS/".  Updated source
RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download

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

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake at:

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Linux-Mandrake has two security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to:

  Linux-Mandrake's security announcements mailing list.  Only
  announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

  Linux-Mandrake's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
  to anyone to discuss Linux-Mandrake security specifically and Linux
  security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to
with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to
with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to
with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
from either list:

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