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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: cups update

Nov 16, 2000, 22:52 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 16:42:41 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@linux-mandrake.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements security-announce@linux-mandrake.com
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2000:070 - cups update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           cups
Date:                   November 16th, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:070

Affected versions:      7.2

Problem Description:

A problem existed with previous versions of CUPS that made CUPS printers accessible from anywhere on the internet. A bug also existed where CUPS would broadcast to everywhere and thus keep open dial-on- demand lines. Both problems have been addressed in this update and by an automatic configuration script.

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".

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
1e22b9f181bfccb1d8cb1242090ac458 7.2/RPMS/cups-1.1.4-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
43a494baa824f7b3cdf7be7c59f34b00 7.2/RPMS/cups-devel-1.1.4-5.1mdk.i586.rpm
0dd977ba5aaf17f2eeaf98e0cbdd523c 7.2/SRPMS/cups-1.1.4-5.1mdk.src.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 package_name".

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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