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 In Mandrakelinux 8.x+, MandrakeUpdate has been replaced by the Software Manager.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
2002-07-02 MDKA-2002:008 New rpm-macros packages provide new RPM macros
2001-11-20 MDKA-2001:021 Updated mktemp packages can create temporary directories
2000-11-10 MDKA-2000:013 Updated MandrakeUpdate packages are available which recognize updates with the new packaging scheme
2000-11-02 MDKA-2000:011 Updated XFree86 packages provide proper recognition of GE Force 2 GTS and MX cards
2000-09-05 MDKA-2000:004 Updated samba packages provide connectivity support for Windows 2000 systems