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 In Mandrakelinux 8.x+, MandrakeUpdate has been replaced by the Software Manager.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
2005-08-15 MDKA-2005:037 Updated rpmdrake packages use new Mandriva URLs
2005-03-04 MDKA-2005:012 Updated imap packages include missing xinetd requires
2004-11-10 MDKA-2004:042 Updated webmin package fix problem with some modules
2004-07-02 MDKA-2004:032 Updated autofs package fixes stalling problem
2004-04-06 MDKA-2004:014 Updated fileutils/coreutils packages fix problems with ls
2003-10-17 MDKA-2003:019 Updated nss_ldap packages fix LDAP authentication
2003-05-13 MDKA-2003:010 Updated drakxtools packages fix bugs in drakbackup
2003-05-01 MDKA-2003:009 Updated openldap packages fix multiple bugs
2003-04-24 MDKA-2003:005 Updated ldetect packages fix system freeze