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RHSA-2002:032-12-Updated cups packages are available

by Nikola Strahija on March 16th, 2002 The Common UNIX Printing System, CUPS, provides a portable printing layer. A buffer overflow in the ippRead function of CUPS before version 1.1.14 may allow attackers to execute arbitrary code via long attribute names or language values.

These errata packages upgrade CUPS to version 1.1.14 which is not
vulnerable to this issue. All users of CUPS should upgrade to these
packages as soon as possible.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has
assigned the name CAN-2002-0063 to this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Uvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Note that
you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only*
contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed ( for more info):

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Powertools 7.0:




7. Verification:

MD5 sum Package Name
18e7f4e560c1b6b379bf406a6978a573 7.0/en/powertools/SRPMS/cups-1.1.14-5.src.rpm
e7e881cc76957fadaa019e7bc386ef01 7.0/en/powertools/i386/cups-1.1.14-5.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key
is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
rpm --checksig

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
rpm --checksig --nogpg

8. References:

Copyright(c) 2000, 2001, 2002 Red Hat, Inc.

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