Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

April 11th, 2009

The Debian project is pleased to announce the first update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename lenny). 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 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to throw away 5.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.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 won't have to update many packages and most updates from 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:

Miscellaneous Bugfixes

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

Package Reason
barnowl Fix for CVE-2009-0363 (through testing-security)
base-files Fix a typo to remove base correctly
bind9 Fix atomic operations on alpha and ia64
brltty Upload with fixed version number
consolekit Various fixes
fai Fix typo which prevents perl scripts to work
firmware-nonfree Kernel ABI change
flpsed Fix dependency on ghostscript-x
gdm Fix a double free
gthumb Fix copying loop
gtick Add dependency on oss-compat
gtk+2.0 Fix infinite loop caused by setting color scheme
gtkguitune Add dependency on oss-compat
heartbeat Fix failover and message corruption
imagemagick Replace non-free fonts
irqbalance Do not crash on bogus /proc/irq entries
kvm Fix hang on reboot with virtio
libbz2-ruby [armel]
libcgi-application-plugins-perl Fix information leak
libeb-ruby [armel]
libfilesystem-ruby [armel]
libfusefs-ruby [armel]
libkakasi-ruby [armel]
libodbc-ruby [armel]
libopengl-ruby [armel]
librevolution-ruby [armel]
libvorbisfile-ruby [armel]
libwrap-ruby [armel]
linux-2.6 Several issues
linux-kernel-di-alpha-2.6 New kernel for debian-installer
linux-kernel-di-amd64-2.6 New kernel for debian-installer
linux-kernel-di-arm-2.6 Add minix-modules to orion5x kernel flavour
linux-kernel-di-armel-2.6 New kernel for debian-installer
linux-kernel-di-hppa-2.6 New kernel for debian-installer
linux-kernel-di-i386-2.6 New kernel for debian-installer
linux-kernel-di-ia64-2.6 New kernel for debian-installer
linux-kernel-di-mips-2.6 New kernel for debian-installer
linux-kernel-di-mipsel-2.6 New kernel for debian-installer
linux-kernel-di-powerpc-2.6 New kernel for debian-installer
linux-kernel-di-s390-2.6 New kernel for debian-installer
linux-kernel-di-sparc-2.6 New kernel for debian-installer
linux-latest-2.6 Kernel ABI change
linux-modules-contrib-2.6 Rebuild for kernel ABI change
linux-modules-di-alpha-2.6 New kernel modules for debian-installer
linux-modules-di-amd64-2.6 New kernel modules for debian-installer
linux-modules-di-arm-2.6 New kernel modules for debian-installer
linux-modules-di-armel-2.6 New kernel modules for debian-installer
linux-modules-di-hppa-2.6 New kernel modules for debian-installer
linux-modules-di-i386-2.6 New kernel modules for debian-installer
linux-modules-di-ia64-2.6 New kernel modules for debian-installer
linux-modules-di-mips-2.6 New kernel modules for debian-installer
linux-modules-di-mipsel-2.6 New kernel modules for debian-installer
linux-modules-di-powerpc-2.6 New kernel modules for debian-installer
linux-modules-di-s390-2.6 New kernel modules for debian-installer
linux-modules-di-sparc-2.6 New kernel modules for debian-installer
linux-modules-extra-2.6 Rebuild for kernel ABI change
linux-modules-nonfree-2.6 Rebuild for kernel ABI change
live-initramfs Fix media timeout, boot and shutdown issues
lvm2 Fix lvm on multipath in initrd
mediawiki Fix XSS vulnerabilities
mp3gain [i386]
mt-daapd Fix crasher in built-in webserver
munin Fix cgi mode
nvidia-graphics-legacy-96xx-modules-amd64 Rebuild for kernel ABI change
nvidia-graphics-legacy-96xx-modules-i386 Rebuild for kernel ABI change
nvidia-graphics-modules-amd64 Rebuild for kernel ABI change
nvidia-graphics-modules-i386 Rebuild for kernel ABI change
oldsys-preseed Add support for the D-Link DNS-323
open-vm-tools Fix builds with other kernels than the running one Repacked source to remove RFC text file, various bug fixes
optipng Fix array overflow vulnerability
pam Fix signedness error in _pam_StrTok
pcapy Fix memory leak and capturing on lo
pidgin Fix failure while connecting to ICQ servers due to protocol changes
pidgin-otr Provide translation
posixlock [armel]
postgresql-8.3 New upstream bugfix release
pyusb Fix module for python2.5 on 64 bit arch
qwik [armel]
root-system Add libsm-dev as Build-Dependency
roundup Fix several vulnerabilities
ruby-v4l [armel]
samba Fix two bugs of severity important
sary-ruby [armel]
sbnc Fix sbnc.key file location
schroot Build with pthreads explicitly to fix a crash on alpha
smartmontools Fix target not checking for running daemon
snort Fix possible segfault
texlive-extra Blacklist aurora, non-commercial license
toolame Portability fixes
user-mode-linux Rebuild against updated linux-source
xorg-server Work around broken PCI on sparc in lenny's kernel
xserver-xorg-video-savage Do not add panel modes when there is no panel

New version of debian-installer

debian-installer was updated to incorporate the updated Linux kernel (DSA-1749), to add support for the D-Link DNS-323 (a NAS device) and to incorporate new archive keys.

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 Correction(s)
DSA-1719 gnutls26Certificate validation
DSA-1725 websvnInformation leak
DSA-1726 python-cryptoDenial of service
DSA-1728 dkim-milterDenial of service
DSA-1730 proftpd-dfsgSQL injection vulnerabilities
DSA-1734 openscInformation disclosure
DSA-1735 zncPrivilege escalation
DSA-1736 maharaCross-site scripting
DSA-1737 wesnothSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-1738 curlArbitrary file access
DSA-1739 mldonkeyDouble slash vulnerability
DSA-1740 yawsDenial of service
DSA-1741 psiDenial of service
DSA-1742 libsndfileArbitrary code execution
DSA-1743 libtk-imgArbitrary code execution
DSA-1744 weechatDenial of service
DSA-1745 lcmsArbitrary code execution
DSA-1746 ghostscriptArbitrary code execution
DSA-1747 glib2.0Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1749 linux-2.6Several issues
DSA-1750 libpngSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-1751 xulrunnerSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-1752 webcitPotential remote code execution
DSA-1755 systemtapLocal privilege escalation
DSA-1756 xulrunnerMultiple vulnerabilities
DSA-1757 auth2dbSQL injection
DSA-1758 nss-ldapdInformation disclosure
DSA-1759 strongswanPossible denial of service
DSA-1760 openswanPossible denial of service


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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