Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDKSA-2000:070-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 61856
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected cups and / or cups-devel packages.