Mandrake: 'sdiff' vulnerability
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Mandrake WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the sdiff program within the diffutils package.

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                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           diffutils
Date:                   January 10th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:008

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

 WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the sdiff
 program within the diffutils package.  This update corrects the
 problem.
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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
   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/RPM-GPG-KEYS
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
07f772ddd79ba6403441746be476a139  6.0/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.i586.rpm
b9bf1de19be05c040b1542839d54f55c  6.0/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
02163569f57a64a7ae58506f96e5b088  6.1/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.i586.rpm
b9bf1de19be05c040b1542839d54f55c  6.1/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
1ab31665623d20101fd73c35b81cbc6b  7.0/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.i586.rpm
b9bf1de19be05c040b1542839d54f55c  7.0/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
fe29a7f9b1aefbd5945fe9b5e9cdff77  7.1/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.i586.rpm
b9bf1de19be05c040b1542839d54f55c  7.1/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
d8bb189bc4b7c03cba522cf055af20cf  7.2/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.1mdk.i586.rpm
56a98958389420a0d97b19d228e37b3c  7.2/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.1mdk.src.rpm
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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:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3.

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
them.

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

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

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
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