Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 updated (r6)

June 2nd, 2005

This is the sixth and final update of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (codename ‘woody’) which mainly adds security updates to the stable release, along with a few corrections to serious problems. Those who frequently update from won't have to update many packages and most updates from are included in this update.

Please note that this update does not produce a new version of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 but only adds a few updated packages to it. There is no need to throw away 3.0 CDs but only to update against after an installation, in order to incorporate those late changes.

Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the ‘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:

Security Updates

This revision adds the following security updates to the stable release. The Security Team has already released an advisory for each of these updates.

Debian Security Advisory ID Package(s)
DSA 697 netkit-telnet
DSA 701 samba
DSA 709 libexif
DSA 710 gtkhtml
DSA 711 info2www
DSA 712 geneweb
DSA 713 junkbuster
DSA 714 kdelibs
DSA 715 cvs
DSA 716 gaim
DSA 717 lsh-utils
DSA 718 ethereal
DSA 719 prozilla
DSA 720 smartlist
DSA 721 squid
DSA 722 smail
DSA 723 xfree86
DSA 724 phpsysinfo
DSA 725 ppxp
DSA 727 libconvert-uulib-perl
DSA 728 qpopper
DSA 729 php4
DSA 730 bzip2

Miscellaneous Bugfixes

This revision adds important corrections to the following packages. Most of them don't affect the security of the system, but may affect data integrity.

Package Reason
doc-base Upgrade preparation
mysql Upgrade preparation
ssmtp Fix message corruption
vim Fix security bug in example

A complete list of all accepted and rejected packages together with rationale is on the preparation page for this revision:


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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