ID SSA-2009-116-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2009-04-26T15:50:34


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

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

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.2 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/cups-1.3.10-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz: Upgraded to cups-1.3.10. This fixes several security issues, including an integer overflow in the TIFF decoder, a failure to properly verify the Host HTTP header, and several problems with PDF handling (the new CUPS uses a wrapper rather than embedded code taken from xpdf). These issues could result in a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code. For more information, see: ( Security fix )

Where to find the new packages:

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

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

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.0 package: dbf34b8eb6f942ae8cb14ab43e5d3abf cups-1.3.10-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package: 96e3963385de424bd0455760ecf70944 cups-1.3.10-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package: ccb8896aeb41dd321af8318e51e9f8d2 cups-1.3.10-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware -current package: f7bd3fa36e2c2741ad029ed07fa4425b cups-1.3.10-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root: > upgradepkg cups-1.3.10-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

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

> sh /etc/rc.d/rc.cups restart