Updates for both security and non-functional packages are essential for a smooth-running system. Mandriva recommends that all users upgrade to the packages issued by any advisory to prevent problems with your system and unauthorized intrusion or denial of service attacks.

A graphical update utility called MandrivaUpdate is installed on your Mandriva Linux desktop. All you have to do is launch MandrivaUpdate to update your system through the GUI utility. The program lets you choose your FTP server within a list of server mirror. Then it fetches each update you have to make and lets you choose those you really need. In Mandrakelinux 8.x+, MandrakeUpdate has been replaced by the Software Manager.

Security update advisories are sent to the security mailing lists.

All security announcements and updated RPMs are signed with the GPG key of the Mandriva Security Team which is available for download.

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Date Advisory Synopsis
2005-08-15 MDKA-2005:037 Updated rpmdrake packages use new Mandriva URLs
2005-07-11 MDKA-2005:034 Updated drakxtools packages fix various bugs
2005-03-15 MDKA-2005:014-1 Updated lvm2 packages fix symlink recursion problem
2005-03-04 MDKA-2005:012 Updated imap packages include missing xinetd requires
2005-01-24 MDKA-2005:004 Updated php packages fix bug
2004-12-06 MDKA-2004:053 Updated dietlibc packages fix amd64 support
2004-11-10 MDKA-2004:042 Updated webmin package fix problem with some modules
2004-10-05 MDKA-2004:040 Updated kernel packages provide various enhancements
2004-09-07 MDKA-2004:039 Updated drakconf package corrects various bugs.
2004-08-26 MDKA-2004:038 Updated mkinitrd packages fix problem with scsi modules on 2.4 kernel
2004-08-18 MDKA-2004:037 Updated galeon and epiphany packages built against latest mozilla
2004-08-09 MDKA-2004:036 Updated printer-drivers package fix various bugs
2004-08-04 MDKA-2004:035 Updated drakxtools package corrects various bugs.
2004-07-29 MDKA-2004:033 Updated libneon packages fix issues with the compression interface
2004-06-25 MDKA-2004:031 Updated initscripts package corrects various bugs
2004-06-09 MDKA-2004:029-1 Updated mdkonline packages provide fully functional online services
2004-06-02 MDKA-2004:030 Updated drakxtools package corrects various bugs.
2004-06-01 MDKA-2004:029 Updated mdkonline packages provide fully functional online services
2004-05-26 MDKA-2004:028 Updated postfix packages provide minor bugfixes and new documentation
2004-05-20 MDKA-2004:026 Updated mkinitrd-net package corrects include-modules script
2004-05-17 MDKA-2004:025 Updated lsb-release package corrects incorrect data in /etc/lsb-release
2004-05-14 MDKA-2004:024 Updated xmms packages fix compilation problem
2004-05-10 MDKA-2004:023 Updated kdepim package fixes kaddressbook loop
2004-04-28 MDKA-2004:021 Updated qt3 packages fix problem with qprinter
2004-04-28 MDKA-2004:020 Updated shorewall packages fix RFC1918 support
2004-04-28 MDKA-2004:019 Updated rpmdrake packages fix improper response
2004-04-08 MDKA-2004:018 Updated mkinitrd packages fix problem when not using devfs
2004-04-07 MDKA-2004:017 Updated qt3 packages fix problems with kuickshow
2004-04-07 MDKA-2004:016 Updated kdeutils packages fix kgpg
2004-04-07 MDKA-2004:015 Updated kdenetwork packages fix knewsticker applet