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Mandrake WireX discovered a potential temporary file race problem in the vpop3d program in the linuxconf package.


                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           linuxconf
Date:                   January 12th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:011

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

Problem Description:

 WireX discovered a potential temporary file race problem in the vpop3d
 program in the linuxconf package.  This update corrects the problem.

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:
7e6b1aba001ec31d89ace76ba9a9de8c  6.0/RPMS/linuxconf-1.15r2.2-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
44d44ae956faff05191866780326be80  6.0/RPMS/linuxconf-devel-1.15r2.2-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
acaca15ea448c7d579385936e163db8a  6.0/SRPMS/linuxconf-1.15r2.2-7.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
3b9f92a2b081942ab41d0836cbc4b8e8  6.1/RPMS/linuxconf-1.16r2.1-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
09b3e68104a4591cbc1a066ca4c226ad  6.1/RPMS/linuxconf-devel-1.16r2.1-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
cbacc234f560672e8603c4f9ca84dc7f  6.1/SRPMS/linuxconf-1.16r2.1-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
6f4da19a00b5f650b78242d62c8b78e4  7.0/RPMS/linuxconf-1.16r10-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
30bea04bbbdb8c3371103d6bd61dc987  7.0/RPMS/linuxconf-devel-1.16r10-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
bdf591021c27d76a4bec282977d58d0a  7.0/SRPMS/linuxconf-1.16r10-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
52a155c38bad17c32fec9e8927185d7e  7.1/RPMS/linuxconf-1.18-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
5991b6f22d8ccbc5ce4d884c719fff59  7.1/RPMS/linuxconf-devel-1.18-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
1105aee36798f22d8a1c92e8826daa57  7.1/SRPMS/linuxconf-1.18-2.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
43e5e6cc1db2645600a839687129fadc  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
3041e8b3d5a3c31be3dd35d5d1a51998  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-devel-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
898061066978da7348545f2e1eeffef4  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lang-cn-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
bd23ebe423c57591127d166c301c708e  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lang-cs-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
d0b393e019c3a3b162ef4bbc735f493c  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lang-de-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
604354b05cece34c22826259510dd0ac  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lang-es-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
d6a7be4929022bc4041a7108473b183d  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lang-fi-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
f346fd4957f6f26968511d0a78d3f8d1  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lang-fr-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
8f246dc27a3b452349ae234900fa75ee  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lang-it-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
8dc97fe8a3862b2f6d69ebf8f3f614dd  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lang-ko-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
aedb5e0816d56c88fe89e420e479c09f  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lang-no-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
5887bda35977e37041e84a083e59eea0  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lang-pt-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
434c04e440121f97979d9b4a361bdeda  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lang-ro-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
da0154ee9ec1df038662b32a6d933138  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lang-ru-SU-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
2637570113c1a542a3ecb6a2593d01ac  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lang-se-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
45ef4f1f3d8caa9a86dbe5782e46ae49  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lang-sk-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
ea6bb186ad8a6da67d156507964e37af  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lang-zh-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
2a34c501bc0c737ddf171bb024a2d2c2  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-lib-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
e93ad684e4640e6e30f0e925b31a7ac3  7.2/RPMS/linuxconf-util-1.21r5-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
82a994ffde06af0de569e07a7561c93b  7.2/SRPMS/linuxconf-1.21r5-5.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
52a155c38bad17c32fec9e8927185d7e  1.0.1/RPMS/linuxconf-1.18-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
5991b6f22d8ccbc5ce4d884c719fff59  1.0.1/RPMS/linuxconf-devel-1.18-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
1105aee36798f22d8a1c92e8826daa57  1.0.1/SRPMS/linuxconf-1.18-2.1mdk.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.

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