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Debian Security Advisory: New versions of lpr released

Oct 30, 1999, 15:50 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 17:22:30 +0200
From: Wichert Akkerman


Debian Security Advisory Wichert Akkerman October 30, 1999

The version of lpr that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 suffers from a couple of problems:
* there was a race in lpr that could be exploited by users to print files they can not normally read
* lpd did not check permissions of queue-files. As a result by using the -s flag it could be tricked into printing files a user can otherwise not read

This has been fixed in version 0.46-1-0slink1. We recommend you upgrade your lpr package immediately.

wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink

This version of Debian was released only for Intel, the Motorola 680x0, the alpha and the Sun sparc architecture.

Source archives: MD5 checksum: 892fe5abc2394acff065155fdfcadcaa MD5 checksum: 672509df5c5c611c26e80ba76bb11bf4 MD5 checksum: 6e4b198d7d5db3c6da743de95207bf61

Alpha architecture: MD5 checksum: 0e9b8a97efa676ca850fe45d9eed190b

Intel ia32 architecture: MD5 checksum: 694600a076aee86b99780c5e915fb901

Motorola 680x0 architecture: MD5 checksum: c8104518df9b17043dfd60cd91c7acf8

Sun Sparc architecture: MD5 checksum: b02923c9f1ae9ffdbd830f88ef0feeea

These files will be moved into*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate directory$arch/ .

For apt-get: deb stable updates For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates Mailing list:

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