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Debian: 'CUPS' update

Date 19 Nov 2000
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Mandrake has recently released a security advisory against CUPSraising two issues

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Debian Security Advisory                             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                           Martin Schulze
November 19, 2000
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Package        : cupsys
Problem type   : remote misuse of printer
Debian-specific: no

Mandrake has recently released a security advisory against CUPS
raising two issues:
 1. CUPS sends broadcast packets, which can keep dial-on-demand lines
    up and otherwise irritate network administrators.
 2. CUPS has a rather vague problem to the effect of "everyone on the
    Internet can get to your printers".

The first problem is not a problem either in Debian's potato (2.2) or
woody (unstable).  Our cupsys packages are shipped with browsing
turned off by default.

The second problem has to do with CUPS's configuration.  CUPS does
access control in a similar way to Apache, and is configured by
default in a similar way to Apache.  This isn't terribly appropriate
in the case of allowing people to attach to printers.  Administrative
tasks still aren't allowed, but Internet users could (for example) run
all the paper out of your printer.  Debian as shipped in potato and
woody is vulnurable to this latter problem.

The fix is simply to configure access control to reflect your real
wishes, which is done in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.  This can be done with
the current packages (in both potato and woody).

This has been fixed in version 1.0.4-8 (or 1.1.4-2 for unstable) and
we recommend that you upgrade your cupsys packages immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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  Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.
  Packages for sparc are not available at this moment; they
  will be announced later at

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: 94b68f4e4615db5f3ca2a696211d1726
      MD5 checksum: cce24eb93aa48df72695b765911b66cf
      MD5 checksum: d753d8b3c2506a9b97bf4f22ca53f38b

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 2f5387a3bb28c4cab3584c782e64dba2
      MD5 checksum: e57dcc292495cc993a7dba330984f7a1
      MD5 checksum: b1366abfaba4e2e40cec456d1492b3d1
      MD5 checksum: e76ea83780a34fdd2ef12f7f9ddea91e

  Intel ia32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 2705429adc5c13c6c3e5091777c78bf8
      MD5 checksum: b0a0aba119abf96a114e3f365941fdab
      MD5 checksum: de478e5b8acf1352a8dad673d7bff1dd
      MD5 checksum: f0e04e59279387c079b19c58caed73ba

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 1762122427ef722bd85f7a88380e9bf3
      MD5 checksum: 4cf26c54f12097833ec43519a33644f8
      MD5 checksum: 5da5c5b7eb59bd0dd8234ca333eeccbe
      MD5 checksum: 109c60a3c088443668e140b1216db90e

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: e3de38c1ffc8f42f5184accf7e8c33fa
      MD5 checksum: 5c5c795850c2d8860510ab84e21d77ad
      MD5 checksum: 00a5bc66a6462cbd13aaf0d937a9caa4
      MD5 checksum: e246041757d48ac540c5105c94bf11b5

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 4353686f5bd1ed22e5b62b0645de4b38
      MD5 checksum: eacc46971574fcbc7f3167c3442d3752
      MD5 checksum: 7cb32304728135e4b8a2c2fe425a1cd7
      MD5 checksum: 49ae282dc20db9cb9253030bf6c3b656

  These files will be moved into*/binary-$arch/ soon.

Debian GNU/Linux unstable alias woody
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  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: ca5a4a1e1c94b6bc6167c3688b3633e4
      MD5 checksum: c1d9c0e9ea78b52b027b4940370aba47
      MD5 checksum: 3d0014eef7fcd591203e359330364fd1

  Intel ia32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: c0e7e18a9fe1665e9b1084cadfc85fb6
      MD5 checksum: 033bd0fe54fc698dcfcdcb3c2a719b2c
      MD5 checksum: a496984c22dc766e5900a5666b05b7d4
      MD5 checksum: caa3d24f7400a99b81df73f0e3c31ea5
      MD5 checksum: 86bc283123a7b1a065e66916f8911381

  Packages for other architectures will be available soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

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dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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