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[slackware-security]  cups (SSA:2008-312-01)

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

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3639
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3640
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3641


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
Fri Nov  7 22:23:40 CST 2008
patches/packages/cups-1.3.9-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz:  Upgraded to cups-1.3.9.
  This update fixes three vulnerabilities in the SGI image format filter, the
  texttops filter, and the HP-GL and HP-GL/2 plotter format filter.  All three
  of these could result in a denial of service, and the plotter filter issue
  could possibly be used to execute code as the print spooler user.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3639
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3640
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3641
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

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

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/cups-1.3.9-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/cups-1.3.9-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/a/cups-1.3.9-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

Slackware 12.0 package:
26ebf49b262c56e192eaffe3e13a4bab  cups-1.3.9-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
83cbf4c736362d5e9864f8694082500f  cups-1.3.9-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
17130c48a822d3c0310a6ad3df138521  cups-1.3.9-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg cups-1.3.9-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

If the machine is running the CUPS server, restart it:

# sh /etc/rc.d/rc.cups restart


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