Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDKSA-2000:070-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A problem existed with previous versions of CUPS that made CUPS
printers accessible from anywhere on the internet. A bug also existed
where CUPS would broadcast to everywhere and thus keep open dial-on-
demand lines. Both problems have been addressed in this update and by
an automatic configuration script.

Update :

Due to a problem in packaging that is not easily resolved, users will
have to manually edit the /etc/cups/cupsd.conf file and include in the
beginning of the file the following line :

All Linux-Mandrake users using CUPS should edit this file and include
that line to properly secure CUPS. This fix will only work with
cups-1.1.4-5.1mdk and higher.

Solution :

Update the affected cups and / or cups-devel packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61856 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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