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Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - cups

Mar 19, 2001, 20:52 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 18:26:41 -0300
From: secure@CONECTIVA.COM.BR
To: BUGTRAQ@SECURITYFOCUS.COM
Subject: [CLA-2001:386] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - cups


CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT

PACKAGE   : cups
SUMMARY   : Several vulnerabilities in the cups package - NEW RELEASE
DATE      : 2001-03-16 18:26:00
ID        : CLA-2001:386
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 6.0

DESCRIPTION
"cups" is one of the printing systems distributed with Conectiva Linux 6.0 (previous versions do not have this package). The previous announcement (#384, with the -6cl release) has packaging problems in the main package, cups-1.1.6-6cl As a result, the package will not be installed and the previous version (1.1.3) will remain on the system. An error message will also be displayed.

SOLUTION
All users of the "cups" printing system should upgrade the package. Users who only used apt to do the previous update will only have to run apt again, as usual. No further intervention will be necessary.

Only those who manually *forced* the installation of the cups-1.1.6-6cl package will have to perform further steps to succesfully upgrade to the fixed 1.1.6-7cl package. First, check the installed package:

rpm -q cups

If you have cups-1.1.6-6cl installed, then it must be removed:

rpm -e cups-1.1.6-6cl --notriggers --nodeps

After that, normal upgrade procedures can be used (i.e., just issue apt-get upgrade). If there are broken dependencies because of the forced removal of the cups package, issue apt-get -f install.

We are sorry for this error and would like to thank Marcelo Subtil Marcal for reporting the problem.

DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/cups-1.1.6-7cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/cups-1.1.6-7cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/cups-devel-1.1.6-7cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/cups-devel-static-1.1.6-7cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/cups-doc-1.1.6-7cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/cups-libs-1.1.6-7cl.i386.rpm

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform upgrades of RPM packages:
- add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
(you may also use linuxconf to do this):

rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade
Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en

All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions on how to import it can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en


All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en