Cups update for Slackware
Posted on: 11/30/2010 10:01 AM

A cups security update has been released for Slackware Linux

New cups packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1,
and -current to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/cups-1.4.5-i486-1_slack13.1.txz: Upgraded.
Fixed memory corruption bugs that could lead to a denial of service
or possibly execution of arbitrary code through a crafted IPP request.
(* 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! :-)

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Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

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 12.0 package:
762ee07dbb88595593636568ed240731 cups-1.3.11-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
ab01404cc7c216659936e044b8240459 cups-1.3.11-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
8a3637d485937dec15ceff5ca382cbdd cups-1.3.11-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
d2e9d18e77bf61bdcdfb4b1806374156 cups-1.3.11-i486-2_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
8c30afdf61bad44ff2da9c157d6d8f6b cups-1.3.11-x86_64-2_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
9f57bd4262aa861fc19544b8af5bf561 cups-1.4.5-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
bfc4a72cea8443f4c07922297e2f60b2 cups-1.4.5-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
b95f1b2854334c4d0f9dae3f8a06a787 cups-1.4.5-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
8a54fb8a0bd9a6dcfc1d25abf2e4b0f9 cups-1.4.5-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg cups-1.4.5-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

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


Slackware Linux Security Team

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