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Mandrake: 'sgml-tools' vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Mandrake Insecure handling of temporary file permissions can lead to other users on a multi-user system being able to read the documents being converted.


                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           sgml-tools
Date:                   March 15th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:030

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1

Problem Description:

 Insecure handling of temporary file permissions can lead to other users
 on a multi-user system being able to read the documents being
 converted.  This is due to sgml-tools creating temporary files without
 any special permissions.  The updated packages create a secure
 temporary directory first, which is readable only by the owner, and
 then create the temporary files in that secure directory.

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:
0dffdf59bf60b15f695a8f8cf1e0633e  6.0/RPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
67970748cf90806c3f11885245f38175  6.0/SRPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
a9478714b0629d55de7aa2f48f0bfcb4  6.1/RPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
67970748cf90806c3f11885245f38175  6.1/SRPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
40fb202d15e82d166efa06ea2108c87d  7.1/RPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-8.2mdk.i586.rpm
50720b8f4781c4542e0898f6d843b737  7.1/SRPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-8.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
c5e48714e3da71f692e447eb942a368b  7.2/RPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
c2242855d3be03b899a908944c48ac1d  7.2/SRPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-8.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
40fb202d15e82d166efa06ea2108c87d  1.0.1/RPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-8.2mdk.i586.rpm
50720b8f4781c4542e0898f6d843b737  1.0.1/SRPMS/sgml-tools-1.0.9-8.2mdk.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
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