Errata: Yellow Dog v2.0

The following security, bug, and functionality updates have been provided by Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. in order to help keep your Yellow Dog Linux 2.0 operating system secure, robust, and up-to-date.

Each package is classified as one of three different types. Security updates are those which fix a discovered security vulnerability. You should always install security updates. Bugfix updates solve problems discovered with the distribution. Lastly, package enhancement updates are not critical but do improve or enhance your Yellow Dog Linux operating system.

Date Name Summary Type
January 27, 2002 freetype Fixes package dependency problems. Bugfix
January 15, 2002 yup Fixes yup updates of very large packages Bugfix
August 10, 2001 openldap Fixes security problem that allows a malicious remote crash. Security
August 10, 2001 krb5 Closes security holes in krb5's telnet server. Security
August 10, 2001 telnet Fixes buffer overflow(s) which could compromise local root account. Security
August 9, 2001 yaboot/ybin Critical kernel interaction issues in yaboot have been fixed. Bugfix
July 25, 2001 tcpdump Fixes a buffer overflow discovered in tcpdump. Security
July 25, 2001 fetchmail Fixes a remotely exploitable buffer overflow. Security
July 25, 2001 openssl Fixes several security problems discovered. Security
July 25, 2001 MAKEDEV Provides new /dev devices for 2.4 kernel compatibility. Bugfix
July 25, 2001 screen Fixes screen to allow it to actually work. Bugfix
July 25, 2001 netatalk Update provides a file needed for printing from netatalk. Bugfix
July 25, 2001 wireless-tools Fixes problem which caused iwconfig to crash. Bugfix
July 25, 2001 imap Buffer overflows discovered have been fixed. Security
July 25, 2001 squid Fixes a problem with squid's accelerator feature. Security
July 25, 2001 vim Fixes a problem with vim's status line option. Security
July 25, 2001 procmail Update to procmail so it handles signals correctly. Security
July 25, 2001 xloadimage Fixes overflow in xloadimage's faces reader. Security
July 25, 2001 xinetd Update fixes error in xinetd's string handling code. Security
July 25, 2001 yup New yup! drastically improves update experience. Bugfix
July 25, 2001 samba Samba update fixes potential file overwrite flaw. Security
July 25, 2001 LPRng Update fixes group dropping problem. Security
July 25, 2001 gnupg Format string vulnerability fixed. Security
July 25, 2001 man Fixed heap overrun in the man package. Security
July 25, 2001 krb5 Update fixes potential krb5 vulnerabilities. Security
July 25, 2001 minicom Fixes minicom format string abuses. Security
July 25, 2001 gftp gftp format string vulnerability corrected. Security
July 25, 2001 modutils Provides missing /sbin/genksyms for modutils. Bugfix
June 23, 2001 yi Update includes several minor bugfixes. Bugfix
June 23, 2001 openssh Fixes annoying SSH 1 compatiblity problem. Bugfix
June 23, 2001 proftpd Fixes proftpd's log rotation system script. Bugfix
June 2, 2001 kernel Updated kernel fixes several new hardware issues. Bugfix

BootX Installer for Old World machines
Some users of the Mac OS based BootX Installer have reported that the installer was unable to find the vmlinux or ramdisk files, we have built standalone installers that do not search the CD drive for them. Pick the appropriate install method, Graphical (GUI) or Text mode.

BootX for GUI Installs
BootX for Text Installs

Important note about Netscape:
YDL 2.0 shipped with a version of Netscape that has numerous known security vulnerabilities. A newer or fixed version of Netscape is not available for the PowerPC Linux platform. We recommend that you use an alternative browser such as Mozilla or Konqueror. Both ship with YDL 2.0 and have similar feature sets to Netscape. Another choice is Opera, a low-cost commercial web browser that works very well on YDL 2.0.

New version of yup!
yup! (Yellow Dog Update Program) versions newer then what ships with Yellow Dog Linux 2.0 may also be available. Each time you run yup!, the newest version of the software will be downloaded if you do not yet have it.

          Copyright ® 1999-2010. Fixstars Corporation. All rights reserved. Fixstars Corporation