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 In Mandrakelinux 8.x+, MandrakeUpdate has been replaced by the Software Manager.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.

Legend/Filters: Security Update Bugfix Update General Update

Date Advisory Synopsis
2001-05-24 MDKA-2001:007 Updated pam packages provide system-auth facility which allows OpenSSH to work
2000-10-10 MDKA-2000:009-1 Updated sysklogd packages fix continual archiving of log files
2000-10-09 MDKA-2000:010 Updated modutils packages fix crashing problems due to compiler options
2000-09-29 MDKA-2000:009 Updated logrotate packages fix continual archiving of log files
2000-09-22 MDKA-2000:006 Updated MandrakeUpdate packages fix problem creating temporary directory
2000-09-18 MDKA-2000:005-1 Updated kdenetwork packages fix locale problem with previous upgrade
2000-09-16 MDKA-2000:005 Updated kdenetwork packages fix date bug in KMail that causes index file corruption
2000-09-11 MDKA-2000:004-1 Updated samba packages fix missing symbolic link
2000-09-05 MDKA-2000:003-1 Updated quota packages fix conflict with the nfs-utils package
2000-08-01 MDKA-2000:003 Updated quota packages fix conflict with the nfs-utils package
2000-07-11 MDKA-2000:002 Updated isdn4k-utils packages provide a working isdn4k-utils
2000-06-26 MDKA-2000:001 Updated initscripts packages fix problems with the csh shell
2000-06-23 MDKA-2000:000 Updated qt packages fix problems displaying european accents