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A cups security update has been released for Slackware 14.2, 15.0, and -current.

cups (SSA:2023-153-01)

cups (SSA:2023-153-01)

New cups packages are available for Slackware 14.2, 15.0, and -current to
fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 15.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/cups-2.4.3-i586-1_slack15.0.txz: Upgraded.
Fixed a heap buffer overflow in _cups_strlcpy(), when the configuration file
cupsd.conf sets the value of loglevel to DEBUG, that could allow a remote
attacker to launch a denial of service (DoS) attack, or possibly execute
arbirary code.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating FTP and rsync hosting
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Updated package for Slackware 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware 15.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 15.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 14.2 package:
ad78c6b3e6e1983db136c77d3613f34e cups-2.1.4-i586-3_slack14.2.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.2 package:
a74c5dfa42662c5c99254b98653a0598 cups-2.1.4-x86_64-3_slack14.2.txz

Slackware 15.0 package:
8586fdcbdc1e4d154f84746fd7115c66 cups-2.4.3-i586-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 package:
9077a7cec8bc2de88c9ce402acc6faf6 cups-2.4.3-x86_64-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
5f5596e51f96422ac4625fce92322f98 ap/cups-2.4.3-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
85f9e89e4f17ca283fe31ef0393fd865 ap/cups-2.4.3-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg cups-2.4.3-i586-1_slack15.0.txz

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


Slackware Linux Security Team