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Mandrake A problem existed with previous versions of CUPS that made CUPS printers accessible from anywhere on the internet.

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                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           cups
Date:                   November 16th, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:070

Affected versions:      7.2
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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.
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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
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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 -Fvh *.rpm".  

You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror sites
listed at:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3.  

Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory.  
For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for
Linux-Mandrake 7.2, look for it in "updates/7.2/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:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
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Linux-Mandrake has two security-related mailing list services that 
anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

  Linux-Mandrake's security announcements mailing list.  Only 
  announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

  Linux-Mandrake's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
  to anyone to discuss Linux-Mandrake security specifically and Linux
  security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
from either list:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security
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