Originally Published: Tuesday, 18 July 2000 Author: Alexander Reelsen
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory - usermode

A bug existed in the usermode package that permitted users to reboot or halt the system without having root access. This update removes those files associated with allowing users access to reboot, shutdown, halt, or poweroff the system.

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Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 13:11:06 -0600 From: Linux Mandrake Security Team To: security-announce@linux-mandrake.com Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2000:020 usermode update

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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory ________________________________________________________________________

Package name: usermode Date: July 18th, 2000 Advisory ID: MDKSA-2000:020

Affected versions: 7.1 ________________________________________________________________________

Problem Description:

A bug existed in the usermode package that permitted users to reboot or halt the system without having root access. This update removes those files associated with allowing users access to reboot, shutdown, halt, or poweroff the system. ________________________________________________________________________

Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this by running the md5sum program on the downloaded package by using "md5sum package.rpm".

Linux-Mandrake 7.1: 3ca98a6e5d73cf1e5e75fcce9d862d01 7.1/RPMS/usermode-1.22-2mdk.i586.rpm 448261293ab337fdf2740228a0534ccc 7.1/SRPMS/usermode-1.22-2mdk.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 uprade with "rpm -Uvh package_name".

You can download the updates directly from: ftp://ftp.linux.tucows.com/pub/distributions/Mandrake/Mandrake/updates ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/Mandrake/updates

Or try one of the other mirrors 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 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/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, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of the two above-listed mirrors.

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

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

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security@linux-mandrake.com





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