Slackware: 2010-176-05: cups: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New cups packages are available for Slackware 13.1 and -current to fix security issues. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  cups (SSA:2010-176-05)

New cups packages are available for Slackware 13.1 and -current to
fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/cups-1.4.4-i486-1_slack13.1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Fixed a memory allocation error in texttops.
  Fixed a Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) that could allow a remote
  attacker to reconfigure or disable CUPS if a CUPS admin logged into the
  web interface visited a specially-crafted website.
  Fixed a bug where uninitialized memory from the cupsd process could
  reveal sensitive information.
  For more information, see:
  (* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

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Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 13.1 package:
2828baed64ca4e479b91a961bedf99df  cups-1.4.4-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
628ace74afcc27261b0a0f92c78a451b  cups-1.4.4-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
e9b20c637552192d3e72fe2c2ba1b4ca  a/cups-1.4.4-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
d830972a63e5f0cb526f25ec812bb4ce  a/cups-1.4.4-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg cups-1.4.4-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Then, restart CUPS:
# sh /etc/rc.d/rc.cups restart


Slackware Linux Security Team