Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: lpr update
Oct 05, 2000, 19:27 (0 Talkback[s])
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Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 10:38:09 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2000:054 - lpr update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: lpr
Date: October 4th, 2000
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2000:054
Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1
There is a format string bug in lpr with its calls to the syslog
facility. There are no known exploits at ths time, but it may be
possible for a user to gain local root access. This new lpr fixes
Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates prior to
upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You
can do this by running the md5sum program on the downloaded package
by using "md5sum package.rpm".
To upgrade automatically, use « MandrakeUpdate
If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package
from one of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with "rpm -Uvh
You can download the updates directly from:
Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:
Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/"
directory. For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM
package for Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/".
Updated source RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not
need to download them.
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours
to update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of
the two above-listed mirrors.
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