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 In Mandrakelinux 8.x+, MandrakeUpdate has been replaced by the Software Manager.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
2006-01-19 MDKA-2006:011 Updated hwdb-clients packages address hostname issue
2005-10-26 MDKA-2005:048 Updated mdkonline packages provide enhancements
2005-09-19 MDKA-2005:040 Updated drakbt packages provide updated URLs
2005-08-17 MDKA-2005:039 Updated indexhtml packages provide updated URLs
2005-07-22 MDKA-2005:035 Updated clamav packages provide latest version
2005-04-28 MDKA-2005:022 Updated mdkonline package to account for site name changes
2005-02-10 MDKA-2005:009 Updated drakxtools package provide various bugfixes
2005-01-27 MDKA-2005:007 Updated nut package provide fixed initscript
2005-01-27 MDKA-2005:006 Updated mdkonline package provide various bugfixes
2004-12-13 MDKA-2004:055 Updated mdkonline packages provide new features
2004-11-18 MDKA-2004:046 Updated clamav package provides updateable engine