Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: cups update

Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 11:09:44 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@linux-mandrake.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements
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

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the
integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the
rpm –checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team

If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:

To upgrade automatically, use

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.

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake


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