Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated
February 10th, 2009
The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename etch). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.
Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away 4.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.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 CD and DVD images containing updated packages and the regular installation media accompanied with the package archive respectively 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 stable update adds several binary updates for various architectures to packages whose version was not synchronised across all architectures. It also adds a few important corrections to the following packages:
|crip||Fix possible symlink vulnerability (CVE-2008-5376)|
|devscripts||Fix insecure creation of temporary directories|
|fai-kernels||Rebuilt against linux-2.6 update|
|glibc||Change currency for Slovakia and Slovenia to Euro|
|glpi||Replace domxml-php5-php5.php by a LGPL version|
|gnumeric||Fix untrusted search path vulnerability (CVE-2009-0318)|
|linux-2.6.24||Fix several issues|
|linux-ftpd-ssl||Fix cross-site request forgery (CVE-2008-4247)|
|muttprint||Fix possible symlink vulnerability (CVE-2008-5368)|
|tagcoll||Fix packaging bug|
|tkman||Fix temporary file race (CVE-2008-5137)|
This revision adds the following security updates to the stable release. The Security Team has already released an advisory for each of these updates:
|DSA-1686||no-ip||Arbitrary code execution|
|DSA-1689||proftpd-dfsg||Cross-Site Request Forgery|
|DSA-1690||avahi||Denial of service|
|DSA-1694||xterm||Remote code execution|
|DSA-1695||ruby1.8, ruby1.9||Denial of service|
|DSA-1701||openssl, openssl097||Cryptographic weakness|
|DSA-1705||netatalk||Arbitrary code execution|
|DSA-1706||amarok||Arbitrary code execution|
|DSA-1708||git-core||Remote code execution|
|DSA-1709||shadow||Possible privilege escalation|
|DSA-1710||ganglia-monitor-core||Remote code execution|
|DSA-1715||moin||Insufficient input sanitising|
A complete list of all accepted and rejected packages together with rationale is on the preparation page for this revision:
The following packages were removed due to circumstances beyond our control:
|tmsnc||Security problems, protocol outdated|
The complete lists of packages that have changed with this release:
The current stable distribution:
Proposed updates to the stable distribution:
Stable distribution information (release notes, errata, etc.):
Security announcements and information:
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