Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.3 released

October 8th, 2011

The Debian project is pleased to announce the third update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename squeeze). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments to serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian 6.0 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away 6.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.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 installation media and CD and DVD images containing updated packages 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
ace Rebuild to drop non-distributable files
akonadi Support the use of network-mounted $HOME
amispammer Update service used for discovering the local IP address
apache2 Fix CVE-2011-3348: Possible denial of service in mod_proxy_ajp; various documentation and init script fixes
aptitude Fix symlink attack in hierarchy editor
arcboot Fix netinstall on IP22 / IP32
atop Insecure use of temporary files
base-files Update /etc/debian_version for the point release
brltty Fix parsing brltty= when not all parameters are provided; setup gconf even if no table was specified
clamav New upstream release; fix off-by-one and opcode 20 not implemented errors
clive Adapt for youtube.com changes
conky Fix file overwrite vulnerability
ctdb Fix path to ethtool and activation of httpd service
debian-installer-utils Set SUDO_FORCE_REMOVE=yes to allow sudo-ldap to be installed from d-i
deja-dup Explicitly pass environment to subprocesses to ensure correct GPG operation on restores
dokuwiki RSS XSS security fix
dput Update backports configuration to use the new .d.o hosts
drupal6 Security fix for XSS in color module
firmware-nonfree Add VIA VT6656, Realtek RTL8105E-1 and RTL8168E-1/2/3 firmware
foo2zjs Fix insecure use of temporary file
freebsd-libs Move libsbuf.so.0 and libipx.so.2 to /lib
freebsd-utils Provide config files and init.d script for devd; enable ieee80211 (wireless) in ifconfig
gajim Fix high CPU load on connection
gdebi Try to determine correct localized value for Y
gdm3 Only show shutdown options when requested; fix double free; only set WINDOWPATH if not NULL; remove beep in PAM dialog patch
git Fix off-by-one parsing commit subjects; prevent deadlock when shallow-cloning; documentation updates
grub-installer Allow use of grub-legacy to be pre-seeded (if appropriate)
grub2 Handle Xen split-partition disk image devices; ensure uniqueness of RAID array numbers; fix grub-probe detection for ATA devices using ata driver on kFreeBSD 9
heimdal Allow DES to be used with NFS
httpcomponents-client Fix bug causing Proxy-Authorization header to be passed to target hosts
ia32-libs Refresh packages from stable and security
ia32-libs-gtk Refresh packages from stable and security
ibid Fix various security issues; make the HTTP source work again
ipmitool Fix segfault
kde4libs Prevent marked text being cut when switching documents in kate
kernel-wedge Stop considering acpi.ko as part of the kernel for kFreeBSD
kfreebsd-8 Fix net802.11 stack kernel memory disclosure (CVE-2011-2480); merge backported if_msk driver from 8-STABLE; re-enable building of some modules
kfreebsd-kernel-di-amd64 Rebuild against kfreebsd-8 8.1+dfsg-8+squeeze1
kfreebsd-kernel-di-i386 Rebuild against kfreebsd-8 8.1+dfsg-8+squeeze1
krb5 Permit gss_set_allowable_enctypes to restrict acceptor enctypes, allowing newer clients to use a Squeeze NFS server without degrading security for non-NFS applications
kupfer Don't crash if Evolution address book not present
libpcap Fix corruption of snapshot length on live captures; fix device detection when bonding in use
lintian Fix information disclosure issues
linux-2.6 Update to long-term release; backport network driver changes
linux-kernel-di-amd64-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-38
linux-kernel-di-armel-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-38
linux-kernel-di-i386-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-38
linux-kernel-di-ia64-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-38
linux-kernel-di-mips-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-38
linux-kernel-di-mipsel-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-38
linux-kernel-di-powerpc-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-38
linux-kernel-di-s390-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-38
linux-kernel-di-sparc-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-38
mesa GLX: suppress BadRequest from DRI2Connect (expected for non-local clients)
mod-gnutls Fix segmentation faults
nagvis Install documentation; properly apply FollowSymlinks; only call ucf if available
nss-pam-ldapd Fix uninitialised memory while parsing the tls_ciphers; fix problem with partial attribute name matches in DN; make all string buffers able to represent 64-bit numbers; treat the hard value for tls_reqcert as if it was demand
openarena Fix arbitrary code execution by malicious bytecode
opencv Fix install path of opencv-doc; optimise i386 package for i486
openssh Quieten logs when multiple from= restrictions are used in different authorized_keys lines for the same key
openssl Fix CVE-2011-3210: SSL memory handling for (EC)DH ciphersuites
pianobar Support XMLRPC API version 31
pmake Fix symlink attack via temporary files
postgresql-8.4 Fix regression due to fix plpgsql's issues with dropped columns in rowtypes in 8.4 branch
python-recaptcha Update URLs for web service move to google.com
quassel Fix DoS via CTCP
red5 Add missing dependency on glassfish-javaee
sbcl Fix reference to undefined asdf::split in the asdf-install module
shelldap Exit with a nicer error message if IO::Socket::SSL isn't installed, but SSL/TLS was requested
system-tools-backends Properly handle config file rename
tesseract Fix file overwrite vulnerability by disabling xterm-based debug windows
typo3-src Fix cache flooding via improper error handling
tzdata New upstream version
update-inetd Fix breakage with non-default inetd packages
usbutils Update USB ID list; build-depend on libusb2-dev on kFreeBSD
user-mode-linux Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-37
v86d Fix CVE-2011-1070: failure to validate netlink message sender; do not include random kernel headers in CFLAGS
vftool Fix a buffer overflow in linetoken() in parseAFM.c
vte Fix DoS
widelands Fix network play on official maps (regression introduced by previous update)
win32-loader Add Built-Using header; allow suite-specific versions; document versions of embedded software
xapian-omega Fix escaping issues in templates
zfsutils Update LSB init headers to ensure clean startup/shutdown; add bash-completion script

Note that the krb5 change mentioned above requires a further update to the nfs-common package before it will be effective. It is hoped that this update will be included in the next point release.

During the final stages of the point release, it was noticed that the quassel package no longer included any translation files. It is hoped that an update restoring the translations will be available soon via squeeze-updates and included in the next 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-2188 webkitMultiple issues
DSA-2210 tiffMultiple issues
DSA-2228 iceweaselMultiple issues
DSA-2248 ejabberdDenial of service
DSA-2252 dovecotProgramming error
DSA-2254 oprofileCommand injection
DSA-2256 tiffBuffer overflow
DSA-2258 kolab-cyrus-imapdImplementation error
DSA-2266 php5Multiple issues
DSA-2267 perlRestriction bypass
DSA-2268 iceweaselMultiple issues
DSA-2269 iceapeMultiple issues
DSA-2270 qemu-kvmProgramming error
DSA-2271 curlImproper delegation of client credentials
DSA-2272 bind9Denial of service
DSA-2273 icedoveMultiple issues
DSA-2274 wiresharkMultiple issues
DSA-2276 asteriskMultiple issues
DSA-2277 xml-security-cBuffer overflow
DSA-2279 libapache2-mod-authnz-externalSQL injection
DSA-2280 libvirtMultiple issues
DSA-2281 opieMultiple issues
DSA-2282 qemu-kvmMultiple issues
DSA-2285 mapserverMultiple issues
DSA-2287 libpngMultiple issues
DSA-2288 libsndfileInteger overflow
DSA-2289 typo3-srcMultiple issues
DSA-2291 squirrelmailMultiple issues
DSA-2292 isc-dhcpDenial of service
DSA-2293 libxfontBuffer overflow
DSA-2294 freetypeMissing input sanitization
DSA-2295 iceapeMultiple issues
DSA-2296 iceweaselMultiple issues
DSA-2297 icedoveMultiple issues
DSA-2298 apache2Denial of service
DSA-2299 ca-certificatesBlacklist DigiNotar Root CA
DSA-2300 nssCompromised certificate authority
DSA-2301 railsMultiple issues
DSA-2302 bcfg2Arbitrary code execution
DSA-2303 user-mode-linuxMultiple issues
DSA-2303 linux-2.6Multiple issues
DSA-2304 squid3Buffer overflow
DSA-2305 vsftpdDenial of service
DSA-2306 ffmpegMultiple issues
DSA-2307 chromium-browserMultiple issues
DSA-2308 mantisMultiple issues
DSA-2309 opensslCompromised certificate authority
DSA-2312 iceapeMultiple issues
DSA-2313 iceweaselMultiple issues
DSA-2314 puppetMultiple issues
DSA-2316 quaggaMultiple issues
DSA-2317 icedoveMultiple issues

Debian Installer

The Debian Installer has been updated in this point release to correct the following issues (among others):

The kernel image used by the installer has been updated to incorporate a number of important and security-related fixes together with updates to the e1000e, igb, igbvf, r8169, tg3, and broadcom network drivers to add support for additional hardware.

The GNU/kFreeBSD installer also incorporates an updated kernel image including an updated if_msk Gigabit Ethernet driver.


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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