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Package name shadow-utils
Date January 10th, 2001
Advisory ID MDKSA-2001:007
Affected versions 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
Synopsis Updated shadow-utils packages fix potential temp file race

Problem Description

WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the
useradd program contained in the shadow-utils package. The useradd
program creates it's temporary files in the protected directory
/etc/default, but if this directory is changed to world writable, a
problem could occur. This update corrects the problem.

Updated Packages

Mandrakelinux 6.0

 c8eeb7167bcdeff6e204c46d3adabb43  6.0/RPMS/shadow-utils-980403-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
31bd9d8cb7358ab147df02f7fd49365a  6.0/SRPMS/shadow-utils-980403-7.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 6.1

 bcb7fda83dc076caa7bb4b89b3c87cc9  6.1/RPMS/shadow-utils-980403-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
31bd9d8cb7358ab147df02f7fd49365a  6.1/SRPMS/shadow-utils-980403-7.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 7.0

 1a5a4e7b7c1dffe8a3dbdee8a2302da8  7.0/RPMS/shadow-utils-19990827-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
aefcce82330b0add83a3583aa0943cb4  7.0/SRPMS/shadow-utils-19990827-4.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 7.1

 2b09ae303792a3806ccd0d5598319b3b  7.1/RPMS/shadow-utils-19990827-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
aefcce82330b0add83a3583aa0943cb4  7.1/SRPMS/shadow-utils-19990827-4.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 7.2

 416d563bbbbbb4d81b02efa79331aa3e  7.2/RPMS/shadow-utils-19990827-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
3c9f388210b48dfdeb4eb1ec3dba5146  7.2/SRPMS/shadow-utils-19990827-8.1mdk.src.rpm


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