Updated mount package available
|Last updated on:||2001-05-02|
|Affected Products:||Red Hat Linux 7.1|
Updated mount packages fixing a potential security problem are available.
If any swap files were created during installation of Red Hat Linux 7.1
(they were created during updates if the user requested it), they were
world-readable, meaning every user could read data in the swap file(s),
possibly including passwords.
The affected swap files are called /mountpoint/SWAP and
Also, this release of mount enforces sane permissions on swap space.
relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains
Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
|Red Hat Linux 7.1|
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from: