Advisories ยป MGAA-2015-0028

Updated rpmdrake package fixes usability bugs

Publication date: 27 Mar 2015
Type: bugfix
Affected Mageia releases : 4


Mageia's graphical frontends for software installation (drakrpm) and
update (drakrpm-update) have a feature to let the user handle new config
files on updates using a friendly graphical user interface.

Before rpmdrake 6.10.4, this feature did not filter out critical
configuration files such as /etc/fstab or /etc/shadow, and a misguided
user could have reset those files during an upgrade of their setup package

rpmdrake before 6.10.5 was also omitting to restart itself after priority
updates (such as updates of rpmdrake or urpmi). This update fixes it,
however the fix will only be effective after a restart of rpmdrake, hence
an update warning will be displayed to ask users to do so.