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Security update for cups

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(Last modified: 06JUN2003)


solutions Security update for cups SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (83ab79c13205b22859df65400e64b2f3)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0

Package: cups
cups-libs
cups-client
Release: 20030606
Obsoletes: none

Indications

All systems running the CUPS print server should install this update.

Problem description

Security update to protect against a denial of service attack. The bug is exploitable for every system which is able to connect via TCP network to the CUPS IPP server. No extra user privileges are needed to do this.
It is recommended to immediately install the update package as provided. After applying the update, the CUPS server must be restarted. Please restart the CUPS server by using the following command
rccups try-restart

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh cups.rpm cups-libs.rpm cups-client.rpm cups-devel.rpm
After applying the update, the CUPS server must be restarted. Please restart the CUPS server by using the following command
rccups try-restart

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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