Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated

February 18th, 2007

The Debian project is pleased to announce the fifth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (codename `sarge'). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment 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 constitute a new version of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 but only updates some of the packages included in the stable release. There is no need to throw away 3.1 CDs or DVDs but only to update against after an installation, in order to incorporate those late changes.

Upgrade CD and DVD images will be created soon. No new installation images will be created. Users are advised to update their system against an official Debian mirror after a new installation and update the kernel instead. For the next update new images are anticipated.

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:

Miscellaneous Bugfixes

This stable update adds a few important corrections to the following packages:

Package Reason
exim Update description to reflect upgrade problems
glibc Update timezone data
openvpn Fix restart of openvpn in init script
pinball Get architectures back in sync

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:

Advisory ID Package(s) Correction(s)
DSA-996 libcrypt-cbc-perlCryptographic weakness
DSA-1193 XFree86Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1196 clamavArbitrary code execution
DSA-1197 python2.4Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1198 python-2.3Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1199 webminInput validation problems
DSA-1200 qt-x11-freeDenial of service
DSA-1201 etherealDenial of service
DSA-1202 screenArbitrary code execution
DSA-1203 libpam-ldapAccess control bypass
DSA-1204 ingo1Arbitrary shell command execution
DSA-1205 thttpdInsecure temporary file creation
DSA-1206 php4Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1207 phpmyadminSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-1208 bugzillaSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-1209 tracCross-site request forgery
DSA-1210 mozilla-firefoxSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-1211 pdnsArbitrary code execution
DSA-1212 opensshDenial of service
DSA-1213 imagemagickSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-1214 gvArbitrary code execution
DSA-1215 xine-libExecution of arbitrary code
DSA-1216 flexbackupDenial of service
DSA-1217 linux-ftpdAccess control bypass
DSA-1218 proftpdDenial of service
DSA-1219 texinfoMultiple vulnerabilities
DSA-1220 pstotextArbitrary shell command execution
DSA-1221 libgsfArbitrary code execution
DSA-1222 proftpdSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-1223 tarArbitrary file overwrite
DSA-1224 mozillaSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-1225 mozilla-firefoxSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-1226 linksArbitrary shell command execution
DSA-1227 mozilla-thunderbirdSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-1228 elinksArbitrary shell command execution
DSA-1229 asteriskArbitrary code execution
DSA-1230 l2tpnsBuffer overflow
DSA-1231 gnupgArbitrary code execution
DSA-1232 clamavDenial of service
DSA-1233 kernel-source-2.6.8Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1234 ruby1.6Denial of service
DSA-1235 ruby1.8Denial of service
DSA-1236 enemies-of-carlottaMissing sanity checks
DSA-1237 kernel-source-2.4.27Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1238 clamavSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-1239 sql-ledgerArbitrary code execution
DSA-1241 squirrelmailCross-site scripting
DSA-1242 elogArbitrary code execution
DSA-1243 evinceArbitrary code execution
DSA-1244 xine-libArbitrary code execution
DSA-1245 proftpdDenial of service
DSA-1246 openoffice.orgArbitrary code execution
DSA-1247 libapache-mod-auth-kerbRemote denial of service
DSA-1248 libsoupDenial of service
DSA-1249 xfree86Privilege escalation
DSA-1250 cactiArbitrary code execution
DSA-1251 netrikArbitrary shell command execution
DSA-1252 vlcArbitrary code execution
DSA-1253 mozilla-firefoxSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-1254 bind9Denial of service
DSA-1255 libgtop2Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1256 gtk+2.0Denial of service
DSA-1257 sambaSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-1258 mozilla-thunderbirdSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-1259 fetchmailInformation disclosure
DSA-1260 imagemagickArbitrary code execution
DSA-1261 postgresqlSeveral vulnerabilities

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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