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Security update for package gawk


(Last modified: 22JAN2004)

solutions Security update for package gawk SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c6ccaeb3a184b85827b9ae845bda6c78)

Applies to

Package: gawk
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8

Release: 20040122
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using awk should install this update.



Problem description

The script igawk handles temporary files in an insecure manner which can be abused by local users to gain access to other privileges.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh gawk.rpm

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