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to throw away 5.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.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


Miscellaneous Bugfixes

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

Package Reason
base-files Update /etc/debian_version
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)
linux-2.6 Several fixes
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.

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-1943 openldapSSL certificate NUL byte vulnerability
DSA-1991 squidDenial of service
DSA-2038 pidginRe-enable SILC, SIMPLE and Yahoo! Messenger protocols
DSA-2050 kdegraphicsSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2077 openldapPotential code execution
DSA-2097 phpmyadminSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2098 typo3-srcRegression
DSA-2102 barnowlArbitrary code execution
DSA-2103 smbindSQL injection
DSA-2104 quaggaDenial of service
DSA-2105 freetypeSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2106 xulrunnerSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2107 couchdbArbitrary code execution
DSA-2108 cvsntArbitrary code execution
DSA-2109 sambaBuffer overflow
DSA-2110 user-mode-linuxSeveral issues
DSA-2111 squid3Denial of service
DSA-2112 dpkgInteger overflow
DSA-2112 bzip2Integer overflow
DSA-2113 drupal6Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2114 git-coreRegression
DSA-2115 moodleSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2116 freetypeInteger overflow
DSA-2117 apr-utilDenial of service
DSA-2118 subversionAuthentication bypass
DSA-2119 popplerSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2120 postgresql-8.3Privilege escalation
DSA-2121 typo3-srcSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2122 glibcLocal privilege escalation
DSA-2123 nssCryptographic weaknesses
DSA-2124 xulrunnerSeveral vulnerabilities
DSA-2125 opensslBuffer overflow

Debian Installer

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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Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at https://www.debian.org/, send mail to <press@debian.org>, or contact the stable release team at <debian-release@lists.debian.org>.