The Debian project is pleased to announce the ninth update of its oldstable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename
lenny). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.
Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away 5.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.
Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won’t have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update.
New installation media and CD and DVD images containing updated packages will be available soon at the regular locations.
Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the aptitude (or apt) package tool (see the sources.list(5) manual page) to one of Debian’s many FTP or HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is available at:
This oldstable update adds a few important corrections to the following packages:
|aptitude||Fix symlink attack in hierarchy editor|
|atop||Insecure use of temporary files|
|base-files||Update /etc/debian_version for the point release|
|conky||Fix file overwrite vulnerability|
|dokuwiki||RSS XSS security fix|
|klibc||Escape ipconfig’s DHCP options|
|linux-2.6||Several security updates and select fixes from upstream 184.108.40.206/9|
|magpierss||Fix cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2011-0740)|
|mediawiki||Protect against CSS injection vulnerability|
|openssl||Fix CVE-2011-3210: SSL memory handling for (EC)DH ciphersuites|
|pmake||Fix symlink attack via temporary files|
|sun-java6||New upstream security update|
|tesseract||Disable xterm-based debug windows to avoid file overwrite vulnerability|
|tzdata||New upstream version|
|user-mode-linux||Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.26-27|
|v86d||Fix CVE-2011-1070: failure to validate netlink message sender; do not include random kernel headers in CFLAGS|
|vftool||Fix a buffer overflow in linetoken() in parseAFM.c|
|xorg-server||GLX: don’t crash in SwapBuffers if we don’t have a context|
Due to the timing of this point release relative to the next update for the stable release (Debian 6.0
squeeze), the versions of atop and tzdata included in this point release are higher than the corresponding packages currently in stable. The next stable point release is planned for one week’s time, after which the package versions in stable will once again be higher, as expected.
We do not expect that this situation will cause any issues with upgrades from oldstable to the stable release during this short period of time, but please report any such issues which do arise. (See the
Contact Information section below).
This revision adds the following security updates to the oldstable release. The Security Team has already released an advisory for each of these updates:
|DSA-2043||vlc||Arbitrary code execution|
|DSA-2149||dbus||Denial of service|
|DSA-2150||request-tracker3.6||Salt password hashing|
|DSA-2158||cgiirc||Cross-site scripting flaw|
|DSA-2169||telepathy-gabble||Missing input validation|
|DSA-2174||avahi||Denial of service|
|DSA-2175||samba||Missing input sanitising|
|DSA-2181||subversion||Denial of service|
|DSA-2182||logwatch||Remote code execution|
|DSA-2183||nbd||Arbitrary code execution|
|DSA-2197||quagga||Denial of service|
|DSA-2200||xulrunner||Update HTTPS certificate blacklist|
|DSA-2200||nss||Compromised certificate authority|
|DSA-2203||nss||Update HTTPS certificate blacklist|
|DSA-2204||imp4||Insufficient input sanitising|
|DSA-2208||bind9||Issue with processing of new DNSSEC DS records|
|DSA-2211||vlc||Missing input sanitising|
|DSA-2213||x11-xserver-utils||Missing input sanitizing|
|DSA-2214||ikiwiki||Missing input validation|
|DSA-2217||dhcp3||Missing input sanitizing|
|DSA-2244||bind9||Wrong boundary condition|
|DSA-2248||ejabberd||Denial of service|
|DSA-2250||citadel||Denial of service|
|DSA-2272||bind9||Denial of service|
|DSA-2292||dhcp3||Denial of service|
|DSA-2294||freetype||Missing input sanitization|
|DSA-2298||apache2||Denial of service|
|DSA-2298||apache2-mpm-itk||Denial of service|
|DSA-2300||nss||Compromised certificate authority|
|DSA-2302||bcfg2||Arbitrary code execution|
|DSA-2309||openssl||Compromised certificate authority|
The Debian Installer has been updated to incorporate a new kernel containing a number of important and security-related fixes.
The following package was removed due to circumstances beyond our control:
|pixelpost||unmaintained, multiple security issues|
The complete lists of packages that have changed with this revision:
The current oldstable distribution:
Proposed updates to the oldstable distribution:
oldstable distribution information (release notes, errata etc.):
Security announcements and information:
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