Package name
fileutils
Date
2002-05-16
Advisory ID
MDKSA-2002:031
Affected versions
8.1 i586 , 8.1 i586 , 8.2 i586 , 8.2 i586

Problem description

Wojciech Purczynski reported a race condition in some utilities in the GNU fileutils package that may cause root to delete the entire filesystem. This only affects version 4.1 stable and 4.1.6 development versions, and the authors have fixed this in the latest development version.

Updated packages

8.1 i586

 593e200c8b2f2c83e7a6bb90a54cd853  8.1/RPMS/fileutils-4.1-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
77b378e3eb3a323033cdd3acfafac1cc  8.1/SRPMS/fileutils-4.1-4.1mdk.src.rpm

8.1 i586

 ae05f3577f84578b724d1afbeba157ce  ia64/8.1/RPMS/fileutils-4.1-4.1mdk.ia64.rpm
77b378e3eb3a323033cdd3acfafac1cc  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/fileutils-4.1-4.1mdk.src.rpm

8.2 i586

 1e6190c59f161345caef5ea22680b820  8.2/RPMS/fileutils-4.1.5-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
7b018b86d14fc646058ca3cabc395b84  8.2/SRPMS/fileutils-4.1.5-4.1mdk.src.rpm

8.2 i586

 b76265d9f7f096a43ee05bfca2615bcd  ppc/8.2/RPMS/fileutils-4.1.5-4.1mdk.ppc.rpm
7b018b86d14fc646058ca3cabc395b84  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/fileutils-4.1.5-4.1mdk.src.rpm

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