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Mandrake A problem exists in all versions of CUPS prior to 1.1.5 with the httpGets() function.


                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           cups
Date:                   February 1st, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:020

Affected versions:      7.2

Problem Description:

 A problem exists in all versions of CUPS prior to 1.1.5 with the
 httpGets() function.  It could go into an infinite loop if a line
 longer than the input buffer size was sent by a client.  This could be
 used as a DoS attack.  As well, all occurances of sprintf() calls were
 changed to snprintf(), and all occurances of strcpy() calls were
 changed to strncpy() calls, both of which protect against buffer
 overflows.  Finally, CUPS now defaults to not broadcasting the printer
 information anymore by default, and by default access is only allowed
 from the local machine.

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:
3641418ba0a50b51166ccc3b95c7806a  7.2/RPMS/cups-1.1.6-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
17eec0fe113ced2a65e74bfe720fa782  7.2/RPMS/cups-common-1.1.6-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
0160994b6fa53d2b8e868a652fd48e36  7.2/RPMS/libcups1-1.1.6-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
c2e23252764028755221f48a4fe139bb  7.2/RPMS/libcups1-devel-1.1.6-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
2af433ca7a20d2d6f8a9d7098f7c2b9b  7.2/SRPMS/cups-1.1.6-2.1mdk.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 upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".

You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror sites
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 7.2, look for it in "updates/7.2/RPMS/".  Updated source
RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

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

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Linux-Mandrake has two security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to:

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

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

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