Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.7 released
November 27th, 2010
The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh 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to throw away 5.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.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 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 a few important corrections to the following packages:
|bogofilter||Fix possible heap corruption decoding base64|
|dar||Rebuild against libbz2-dev 1.0.5-1+lenny1 (DSA-2112-1/CVE-2010-0405)|
|dpkg||Don't lose metadata if readdir() returns newly added files|
|imagemagick||Don't read configuration files from the current directory|
|kvm||Fix segfault in MMIO subpage handling code|
|lastfm||Fix insecure setting of LD_LIBRARY_PATH|
|libapache-authenhook-perl||Remove passwords from log messages|
|libgdiplus||Fix integer overflows in BMP, JPEG and TIFF handling|
|libvirt||Masquerade source ports for virtual network traffic (CVE-2010-2242)|
|mantis||Fix cross-site scripting issues|
|mt-daapd||Handle aeMK tag, required for iTunes 10|
|openscenegraph||Fix DoS in embedded copy of lib3ds|
|perdition||Fix 64-bit issues; fix SSL re-negotiation; don't call make from postrm|
|ser2net||Fix NULL pointer dereference|
|sun-java6||Various security fixes|
|tor||Import new upstream version from volatile; add compatibility with openssl security update; add new directory authority|
|ttf-beteckna||Update hints file to match the shipped fonts|
|ttf-okolaks||Update hints file to match the shipped fonts|
|tzdata||Updated timezone data and translations|
|user-mode-linux||Rebuild against linux-2.6_2.6.26-26|
|xen-tools||Don't create world-readable disk images|
|xorg-server||Don't create log world-writable; (xfvb-run) don't pass magic xauth cookies on the command line|
Please note that due to an issue with the preparation of the package, the updated linux-2.6 packages included in this point release do not incorporate the security fixes released in DSA 2110-1. DSA 2126-1, which has just been released, includes the updates from both DSA 2110-1 and the linux-2.6 packages from this point release.
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-1943||openldap||SSL certificate NUL byte vulnerability|
|DSA-1991||squid||Denial of service|
|DSA-2038||pidgin||Re-enable SILC, SIMPLE and Yahoo! Messenger protocols|
|DSA-2077||openldap||Potential code execution|
|DSA-2102||barnowl||Arbitrary code execution|
|DSA-2104||quagga||Denial of service|
|DSA-2107||couchdb||Arbitrary code execution|
|DSA-2108||cvsnt||Arbitrary code execution|
|DSA-2111||squid3||Denial of service|
|DSA-2117||apr-util||Denial of service|
|DSA-2122||glibc||Local privilege escalation|
The Debian Installer has been updated to incorporate a new kernel containing a number of important fixes.
Please note that due to an issue with the preparation of the package, the updated kernel included in this release of the Installer does not incorporate the security fixes released in DSA 2110-1. DSA 2126-1, which has just been released, includes the updates from both DSA 2110-1 and the linux-2.6 packages from this point release and will be included in the installed system assuming that updates from the security repositories are selected during installation.
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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