VectorLinux

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Visit our home page for VL info. For support and documentation, visit the Vector Linux Knowledge Center or search the Knowledge Center and this Forum using the search box above.

Author Topic: 081115 cups 1.3.9 closes known security vulnerabilities [VL 5.8, VL 5.9, VL 6.0]  (Read 2223 times)

caitlyn

  • Packager
  • Vectorian
  • ****
  • Posts: 2878
    • The Linux Works

A new version of CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) fixes a number of known security vulnerabilities detailed at:

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

Code: [Select]
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.

A new CUPS package for VL 5.9/5.9.1 is available in the testing repository.  A new CUPS package for VL 6.0 is in the patches repository.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2008, 04:10:05 pm by caitlyn »
Logged
eMachines EL-1300G desktop, 1.6GHz AMD Athlon 2650e CPU, 4GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 6150 SE video
CentOS 6.5 (will try VL64-7.1 soon)

Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727,  Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz, 2GB RAM, Intel GMA 950

HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1

caitlyn

  • Packager
  • Vectorian
  • ****
  • Posts: 2878
    • The Linux Works

A new cups package for VL 5.8 is now available and is in the testing repository.
Logged
eMachines EL-1300G desktop, 1.6GHz AMD Athlon 2650e CPU, 4GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 6150 SE video
CentOS 6.5 (will try VL64-7.1 soon)

Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727,  Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz, 2GB RAM, Intel GMA 950

HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1