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Slackware: CUPS update fixes DoS Print E-mail
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Slackware New CUPS packages are available for Slackware 9.1, 10.0, and -current to fix a denial of service issue where a malformed packet can crash the CUPS server.

[slackware-security]  CUPS DoS (SSA:2004-266-01)

New CUPS packages are available for Slackware 9.1, 10.0, and -current to
fix a denial of service issue where a malformed packet can crash the
CUPS server.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.0 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/cups-1.1.21-i486-1.tgz:  Upgraded to cups-1.1.21.
  This fixes a flaw where a remote attacker can crash the CUPS
  server causing a denial of service.
  For more details, see:
  (* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 9.1 package:
b3f16be12546c626071281bc17e11739  cups-1.1.21-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
6cca53545b2ea2d260a3ad4f55e22153  cups-1.1.21-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
01cc7de97fd7f6d51c3803b5c286dcff  cups-1.1.21-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

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

Then upgrade using upgradepkg (as root):
upgradepkg cups-1.1.21-i486-1.tgz

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


Slackware Linux Security Team

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