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Package name diffutils
Date January 10th, 2001
Advisory ID MDKSA-2001:008-1
Affected versions 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, CS1.0
Synopsis Updated diffutils packages fix potential temp file race

Problem Description

WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the sdiff
program within the diffutils package. This update corrects the


The previous updates had a conflicting man page with the man-pages
package which prevented MandrakeUpdate from updating the package.

Updated Packages

Mandrakelinux 6.0

 0f2daef9647534a6a3e1e95653384bf7  6.0/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.4mdk.i586.rpm
63b5524347d4dd84abb8b6d679e897e4  6.0/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.4mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 6.1

 6c2de7c6ac770d66225953a63a1c3a6a  6.1/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.4mdk.i586.rpm
63b5524347d4dd84abb8b6d679e897e4  6.1/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.4mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 7.0

 f8c0dbcf3a0ec0a4395886104f1bcfe4  7.0/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.4mdk.i586.rpm
63b5524347d4dd84abb8b6d679e897e4  7.0/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.4mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 7.1

 fc4f843f5ae50a88e1ccf2ab28deb915  7.1/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.4mdk.i586.rpm
63b5524347d4dd84abb8b6d679e897e4  7.1/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.4mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 7.2

 d6f5a2dab4d236cc48134ce873bc745b  7.2/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.3mdk.i586.rpm
308886d3cda27b972aee2898b5b8eb17  7.2/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.3mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1

 fc4f843f5ae50a88e1ccf2ab28deb915  1.0.1/RPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.4mdk.i586.rpm
63b5524347d4dd84abb8b6d679e897e4  1.0.1/SRPMS/diffutils-2.7-25.4mdk.src.rpm


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                rpm --checksig package.rpm

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