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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: cups update

Feb 22, 2001, 20:36 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 11:09:44 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@linux-mandrake.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements security-announce@linux-mandrake.com
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2001:023 - cups update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           cups
Date:                   February 22nd, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:023

Affected versions:      7.2

Problem Description:

A number of problems were found by the SuSE security team recently during an internal audit of the CUPS printing package. These problems have been resolved with the latest CUPS release which include temp file creation vulnerabilities, potential buffer overflows, and other security enhancements. It is highly recommended that all Linux-Mandrake users upgrade to this new version of CUPS. Due to prior packaging problems, users are advised to completely remove the following CUPS packages if they are currently installed on your system:

You can do this by using "rpm -e [package] --nodeps" for each package. Once that is complete, you can upgrade CUPS using MandrakeUpdate.

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the command:
rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team at
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
706b2bd00f2d7087e67d9049a256686c 7.2/RPMS/cups-1.1.6-10.1mdk.i586.rpm
b61f19494cb94a322e603ba5f6c5d840 7.2/RPMS/cups-devel-1.1.6-10.1mdk.i586.rpm
f29fc2472c406eca76eebf64fde0f3d4 7.2/SRPMS/cups-1.1.6-10.1mdk.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.

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake at:


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