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Mandrake: 'mgetty' temp file vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the mgetty program. All versions of mgetty prior to 1.1.24 are vulnerable.


                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           mgetty
Date:                   January 10th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:009

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

Problem Description:

 WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the
 mgetty program.  All versions of mgetty prior to 1.1.24 are vulnerable.

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:
72edd3932ba4127993362e4d801fa9fd  6.0/RPMS/mgetty-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
8da55d62d82a8860d660bc9e531e0440  6.0/RPMS/mgetty-contrib-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
0a0b20e2c26fdfbced7030ef21a8ad46  6.0/RPMS/mgetty-sendfax-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
a453595068c381ec3a1c5d705cd51407  6.0/RPMS/mgetty-viewfax-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
3faf73ffc9383aa33d4f9de0d204abb6  6.0/RPMS/mgetty-voice-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
86eab4707fceeff11ed5082e189baa13  6.0/SRPMS/mgetty-1.1.24-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
55a9800332992cb940a987a99d8e3fc7  6.1/RPMS/mgetty-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
ea6a90387d11cdce6159fce40047a5b2  6.1/RPMS/mgetty-contrib-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
38d0c9197b7b11ba7e6a11a1b1ef9c89  6.1/RPMS/mgetty-sendfax-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
138accfaeed98ca3d4a73eddeeb8fb35  6.1/RPMS/mgetty-viewfax-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
a05b34fcaa17cc9a9096a0ee251c2a58  6.1/RPMS/mgetty-voice-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
86eab4707fceeff11ed5082e189baa13  6.1/SRPMS/mgetty-1.1.24-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
82114e245f43ff6140a9d9d7953611a0  7.0/RPMS/mgetty-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
4f512b4557da014b4ca379b05e1cdd0d  7.0/RPMS/mgetty-contrib-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
c42efd3f880f5791abb31047751cb870  7.0/RPMS/mgetty-sendfax-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
5c1c9c5ca2212bcb73b724196558e66e  7.0/RPMS/mgetty-viewfax-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
21bd362da206ac9972ead60b0c84ce16  7.0/RPMS/mgetty-voice-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
86eab4707fceeff11ed5082e189baa13  7.0/SRPMS/mgetty-1.1.24-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
d6161bff2a400eb29cd628d336161f4c  7.1/RPMS/mgetty-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
44961b3eb315a5e5454c3f687eec96fd  7.1/RPMS/mgetty-contrib-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
48b2c6e2e3ab39a24f85fba304f10884  7.1/RPMS/mgetty-sendfax-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
6e3aa653d49a2c50088c6a5600967736  7.1/RPMS/mgetty-viewfax-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
caed36035e8ab03f71390b474ee55280  7.1/RPMS/mgetty-voice-1.1.24-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
86eab4707fceeff11ed5082e189baa13  7.1/SRPMS/mgetty-1.1.24-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
0d72b3de15212ce206af41d46838b159  7.2/RPMS/mgetty-1.1.24-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
eba1600c76aa69b694477d38eeedb700  7.2/RPMS/mgetty-contrib-1.1.24-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
95cdd3e1c4af4a796e391bd6ee1e5fe7  7.2/RPMS/mgetty-sendfax-1.1.24-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
45f0503abb4777102f2b39d57e180eda  7.2/RPMS/mgetty-viewfax-1.1.24-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
8ed583b907af46171d69f7e211388070  7.2/RPMS/mgetty-voice-1.1.24-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
5769884423a1ba4cb26819617ad672f3  7.2/SRPMS/mgetty-1.1.24-1.1mdk.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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