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MDKSA-2002:032-fileutils

by Nikola Strahija on May 16th, 2002 Wojciech Purczynski reported a race condition in some utilities in the GNU fileutils package that may cause root to delete the entire filesystem. This only affects version 4.1 stable and 4.1.6 development versions, and the authors have fixed this in the latest development version.


References:

http://isec.pl/vulnerabilities/0002.txt
http://mail.gnu.org/pipermail/bug-fileutils/2002-March/002440.html
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Updated Packages:

Mandrake Linux 8.1:
593e200c8b2f2c83e7a6bb90a54cd853 8.1/RPMS/fileutils-4.1-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
77b378e3eb3a323033cdd3acfafac1cc 8.1/SRPMS/fileutils-4.1-4.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1/ia64:
ae05f3577f84578b724d1afbeba157ce ia64/8.1/RPMS/fileutils-4.1-4.1mdk.ia64.rpm
77b378e3eb3a323033cdd3acfafac1cc ia64/8.1/SRPMS/fileutils-4.1-4.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2:
1e6190c59f161345caef5ea22680b820 8.2/RPMS/fileutils-4.1.5-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
7b018b86d14fc646058ca3cabc395b84 8.2/SRPMS/fileutils-4.1.5-4.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2/ppc:
b76265d9f7f096a43ee05bfca2615bcd ppc/8.2/RPMS/fileutils-4.1.5-4.1mdk.ppc.rpm
7b018b86d14fc646058ca3cabc395b84 ppc/8.2/SRPMS/fileutils-4.1.5-4.1mdk.src.rpm
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Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):

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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team




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