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UNIRAS Brief - 573/03 - Red Hat Security Advisory - RHBA-2003:247-05



 
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   UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) Briefing Notice - 573/03 dated 15.10.03  Time: 11:10
 UNIRAS is part of NISCC(National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre)
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Red Hat Security Advisory - RHBA-2003:247-05

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A problem has been identified with the driver for the Epson 1260 scanner
which could result in the scanner being damaged. Updated SANE packages
prevent hardware damage.

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Red Hat Network has determined that the following advisory is applicable to
one or more of the systems you have registered:

Complete information about this errata can be found at the following location:
     https://rhn.redhat.com/network/errata/errata_details.pxt?eid=1860

Bug Fix Advisory - RHBA-2003:247-05

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Summary:
Updated SANE packages prevent hardware damage

Updated sane packages that prevent possible hardware damage to Epson 1260
scanners are now available for Red Hat Linux 9.

Description:
SANE is a program for using scanners.  A problem has been identified with
the driver for the Epson 1260 scanner which could result in the scanner
being damaged.

The motor settings in the original version of the plustek driver were
incorrect, causing a fuse to blow during high resolution scans.  The driver
first appeared in SANE version 1.0.8, and has been fixed in SANE version
1.0.10.

All users of EPSON 1260 scanners should upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain an updated plustek driver (version 0.45-5), and is therefore
not vulnerable to this issue.

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Taking Action
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You may address the issues outlined in this advisory in two ways:

     - select your server name by clicking on its name from the list
       available at the following location, and then schedule an
       errata update for it:
           https://rhn.redhat.com/network/systemlist/system_list.pxt

     - run the Update Agent on each affected server.

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Changing Notification Preferences
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To enable/disable your Errata Alert preferences globally please log in to RHN
and navigate from "Your RHN" / "Your Account" to the "Preferences" tab.

        URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/network/my_account/my_prefs.pxt

You can also enable/disable notification on a per system basis by selecting an
individual system from the "Systems List". From the individual system view
click the "Details" tab.

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Affected Systems
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According to our records, this errata may apply to one or more of the 
systems that you've profiled with Red Hat Network.  To see precisely which 
systems are affected, please go to:
    https://rhn.redhat.com/network/errata/systems_affected.pxt?eid=1860


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