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 In Mandrakelinux 8.x+, MandrakeUpdate has been replaced by the Software Manager.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
2002-01-08 MDKA-2002:001 Updated php packages provide missing mail() support
2001-01-22 MDKA-2001:003 Updated xalf packages fix problems due to the latest glibc update
2001-01-03 MDKA-2001:001 Updated MandrakeUpdate packages fix improper reporting of package severity
2000-11-24 MDKA-2000:017 Updated userdrake packages fix bug with shadow passwords
2000-11-20 MDKA-2000:016 Updated gnome-media packages fix gmix not working with non-ALSA drivers
2000-11-13 MDKA-2000:014 Updated everybuddy packages fix MSN support and some other bugs
2000-11-09 MDKA-2000:012 Updates for security, bug fixes, and KDE 2.0 final are available