New versions of lpr released
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Debian 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
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Debian Security Advisory                             security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/      
                   Wichert Akkerman
October 30, 1999
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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
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  This version of Debian was released only for Intel, the Motorola
  680x0, the alpha and the Sun sparc architecture.


  Source archives:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/lpr_0.46
-1-0slink1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 892fe5abc2394acff065155fdfcadcaa
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/lpr_0.46-1-
0slink1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 672509df5c5c611c26e80ba76bb11bf4
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/lpr_0.46-
1.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 6e4b198d7d5db3c6da743de95207bf61

  Alpha architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
alpha/lpr_0.46-1-0slink1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: 0e9b8a97efa676ca850fe45d9eed190b

  Intel ia32 architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
i386/lpr_0.46-1-0slink1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 694600a076aee86b99780c5e915fb901

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
m68k/lpr_0.46-1-0slink1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: c8104518df9b17043dfd60cd91c7acf8

  Sun Sparc architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
sparc/lpr_0.46-1-0slink1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: b02923c9f1ae9ffdbd830f88ef0feeea


  These files will be moved into
  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.


For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

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