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[slackware-security] cups (SSA:2024-163-02)

Posted on 12 June 2024
Slackware Security

[slackware-security] cups (SSA:2024-163-02)

New cups packages are available for Slackware 15.0 and -current to
fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 15.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/cups-2.4.9-i586-1_slack15.0.txz: Upgraded.
This update fixes bugs and a security issue:
When starting the cupsd server with a Listen configuration item pointing
to a symbolic link, the cupsd process can be caused to perform an arbitrary
chmod of the provided argument, providing world-writable access to the
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating 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 15.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 15.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 15.0 package:
eb7a13c45409a0db64a5a5c344c2b249 cups-2.4.9-i586-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 package:
d270e3ec0741a67116a32bfa9301f4fe cups-2.4.9-x86_64-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
433355277a0f061d6a9b7fcb1f9ad5f5 ap/cups-2.4.9-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
49f32bc3bbcf751650cd28f1d4de4694 ap/cups-2.4.9-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg cups-2.4.9-i586-1_slack15.0.txz

Then, restart the cups server:
# sh /etc/rc.d/rc.cups restart


Slackware Linux Security Team