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 In Mandrakelinux 8.x+, MandrakeUpdate has been replaced by the Software Manager.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
2002-02-28 MDKA-2002:003 Updated postfix packages fix SASL support
2002-02-05 MDKA-2002:002 Updated slocate packages fix segfault
2001-12-17 MDKA-2001:023 Updated flex packages fix improper declaration if isatty()
2001-10-22 MDKA-2001:020 Updated sendmail packages fix long sending delays
2001-09-25 MDKA-2001:015 Updated lyx packages fix segfault on PPC
2001-09-18 MDKA-2001:014 Updated iptables packages fix problem saving/restoring firewall rules
2001-08-31 MDKA-2001:013 Updated rpmdrake packages fix problems with updates for PPC users
2001-06-29 MDKA-2001:011-1 Updated ImageMagick packages provide missing c++ headers and perl-Magick package
2001-06-20 MDKA-2001:011 Updated ImageMagick packages provide missing config utilities
2001-06-13 MDKA-2001:010 Updated mandrake_desk packages fix crashes with default GTK theme
2001-06-05 MDKA-2001:009 Updated drakfont packages fix bug with importing Windows fonts
2001-05-25 MDKA-2001:008 Updated xmms packages fix segfault with Italian language
2001-05-07 MDKA-2001:006 Updated glibc packages fix problems with Oracle Universal Installer
2001-05-03 MDKA-2001:005 Updated bash packages fix problems with displaying output of printf() function