Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

September 4th, 2010

The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth 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to throw away 5.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.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 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:

Package Reason
base-files Update /etc/debian_version
bgoffice Don't delete files from /var/lib/aspell on upgrade
debian-archive-keyring Add squeeze keys; retire etch keys
git-core Fix stack-based buffer overflow handling gitdir paths
ia32-libs Fix symlink on ia64 and add snippet
imp4 Disable DNS prefetching when disabling untrusted content; fix escaping problems in URL display
iputils Fix resource consumption by specially crafted pong
libapache-dbi-perl Properly apply security patch during build
libnet-sftp-foreign-perl Add missing Recommends on lib{expect,io-pty}-perl
libnss-lwres Rebuild against liblwres50 (introduced in bind9 DSA)
libpoe-component-irc-perl Filter out commands containing newlines to prevent injection attack
libtk-filedialog-perl Fix error about making '.filedialog' its own master
libwww-perl Fix incorrect use of redo; lwp-download - don't use server-supplied filenames beginning with '.'
linux-2.6 Several fixes and increased hardware support
makepasswd Avoid generating predictable passwords
okular Memory corruption
pango1.0 Fix crash with invalid Unicode sequences
paste Fix XSS
pastebinit Update definition; remove
pdf2djvu Fix crash when using -i / --indirect option
quik Fix FTBFS and undesired prompting when debconf was in use
slim Don't add current directory to default path
ttf-dzongkha Fix hints file to point at the right font file
ttf-inconsolata Mark font as fixed width and fix filename in defoma hints file
w3m Check for NUL characters in certificate names
xserver-xorg-video-intel Enable low power render writes on GEN3

Additionally, the sun-java5 and sun-java6 packages for the ia64 architecture which were not available in time for the previous point release are included in this update.

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-1919 smartyRegression in previous update
DSA-2054 bind9Cache poisoning
DSA-2059 pcsc-liteRegression in previous update
DSA-2064 xulrunnerSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2065 kvircSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2066 wiresharkSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2067 maharaSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2068 python-cjsonDenial of service
DSA-2069 zncDenial of service
DSA-2070 freetypeSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2071 libmikmodSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2072 libpngSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2073 mlmmjDirectory traversal
DSA-2074 ncompressArbitrary code execution
DSA-2075 xulrunnerSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2076 gnupg2Execution of arbitrary code
DSA-2078 kvircArbitrary IRC command execution
DSA-2078 mapserverArbitrary code execution
DSA-2080 ghostscriptSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2081 libmikmodArbitrary code execution
DSA-2082 gmime2.2Arbitrary code execution
DSA-2083 moinCross-site scripting
DSA-2084 tiffArbitrary code execution
DSA-2085 lftpFile overwrite vulnerability
DSA-2086 avahiDenial of service
DSA-2087 cabextractArbitrary code execution
DSA-2088 wgetPotential code execution
DSA-2089 php5Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2090 socatArbitrary code execution
DSA-2091 squirrelmailCross-site request forgery
DSA-2092 lxr-cvsCross-site scripting
DSA-2093 ghostscriptSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2094 linux-2.6Several issues
DSA-2094 user-mode-linuxSeveral issues
DSA-2095 lvm2Denial of service
DSA-2096 zope-ldapuserfolderAuthentication
DSA-2097 phpmyadminSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2098 typo3-srcSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2099 openoffice.orgArbitrary code execution
DSA-2100 opensslDouble free
DSA-2101 wiresharkSeveral vulnerabilities

Removed packages

The following packages were removed due to circumstances beyond our control:

Package Reason
libconfig-inetd-perl broken empty package, no r-deps


The complete lists of packages that have changed with this revision:

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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