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Slackware Upgraded CUPS packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, and -current to fix a denial of service attack vulnerability.

[slackware-security]  CUPS DoS vulnerability fixed (SSA:2003-149-01)

Upgraded CUPS packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0,
and -current to fix a denial of service attack vulnerability.

Here are the details from the Slackware 9.0 ChangeLog:
Thu May 29 00:52:54 PDT 2003
patches/packages/cups-1.1.19-i386-1.tgz:  Upgraded to cups-1.1.19.
  A denial of service problem that allowed a CUPS client to hang the CUPS
  server is now fixed in CUPS 1.1.19.  Note that CUPS is not installed by
  default -- it is shipped as one of the packages in /extra.
  (* Security fix *)


Updated package for Slackware 8.1:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:


Slackware 8.1 package:
c8999b9d8ec4652372d2ef5f26a1c71b  cups-1.1.19-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
72bd865d7b3ff4695340522e1c86ae9c  cups-1.1.19-i386-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
7d5aa6d2408b642f2db46ac8387ada2b  cups-1.1.19-i486-1.tgz


First, if the CUPS server (cupsd) is running, stop it:
. /etc/rc.d/rc.cups stop

Then upgrade using upgradepkg (as root):
upgradepkg cups-1.1.19-i386-1.tgz

Finally, restart cupsd (if needed):
. /etc/rc.d/rc.cups start


Slackware Linux Security Team

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