Updated Debian 8: 8.3 released

January 23rd, 2016

The Debian project is pleased to announce the third update of its stable distribution Debian 8 (codename jessie). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were published separately and are referenced where applicable.

Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian 8 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away old jessie CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.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 important corrections to the following packages:

Package Reason
android-platform-frameworks-base [i386] rebuild to fix dependency on android-libhost
apache2 Fix split-logfile to work with current perl, secondary-init-script to not source the main init script with 'set -e', tests on deferred MPM switch; add versioned Replaces / Breaks for libapache2-mod-macro
apt Hide first pdiff merge failure debug message; fix marking of deps of pkgs in APT::Never-MarkAuto-Sections as manual; do not parse Status fields from remote sources
apt-dater-host Fix kernel version detection
apt-offline Add missing dependency on python-apt
arb Skip compiler version check
augeas HTTPD lense: include /etc/apache2/conf-available directory, allow EOL comments after section tags
base-files Update for the 8.3 point release; os-release: drop trailing slash in SUPPORT_URL variable
bcfg2 Support Django 1.7
ben Fix buildd.debian.org compact links; ignore potential errors when deleting lock file; call dose-debcheck with --deb-native-arch
ca-certificates Update Mozilla certificate authority bundle to version 2.6
ceph URL-encode bucket name [CVE-2015-5245]
charybdis Security fix [CVE-2015-5290]; initialise gnutls properly
chrony Build depend on libcap-dev, to allow dropping of privileges
commons-httpclient Ensure HTTPS calls use http.socket.timeout during SSL Handshake [CVE-2015-5262]
cpuset Update filesystem namespace prefix patch
curlftpfs Avoid unsafe cast for getpass() on 64-bit architectures
dbconfig-common Fix permissions of PostgreSQL backup files
debian-handbook Update for Jessie
debian-installer Re-introduce installer images for QNAP TS-x09; provide u-boot images for plug computers; add the part_gpt module into the core grub image; add beep to UEFI x86 boot menu; add 's' shortcut for speech to UEFI x86 boot menu; exclude usb-serial-modules from the armel network-console image and usb-modules explicitly on armel/orion5x network-console; drop the file extension from the initrd for QNAP devices; adjust p-u support to handle file:// instead of (f|ht)tp:// only
debian-installer-netboot-images Rebuild for the point release
docbook2x Do not install info/dir.gz files
doctrine Fix directory permissions issue [CVE-2015-5723]
drbd-utils Fix drbdadm adjust with IPv6 peer addresses
ejabberd Fix broken LDAP queries
exfat-utils Fix buffer overflow and infinite loop
exim4 Fix some MIME ACL related crashes; fix a bug causing duplicate deliveries, especially on TLS connections
fglrx-driver New upstream release; fix security issue [CVE-2015-7724]
file Fix --parameter handling
flash-kernel Avoid waiting for Ctrl-C if any debconf frontend is in use
fuse-exfat Fix buffer overflow and infinite loop
ganglia-modules-linux Only restart the ganglia service after installation if it was previously running
getmail4 Set poplib._MAXLINE=1MB
glance Prevent image status being directly modified via v1 API [CVE-2015-5251]
glibc Fix getaddrinfo sometimes returning uninitialized data with nscd; fix data corruption while reading the NSS files database [CVE-2015-5277]; fix buffer overflow (read past end of buffer) in internal_fnmatch; fix _IO_wstr_overflow integer overflow; fix unexpected closing of nss_files databases after lookups, causing denial of service [CVE-2014-8121]; fix NSCD netgroup cache; unconditionally disable LD_POINTER_GUARD; mangle function pointers in tls_dtor_list; fix memory allocations issues that can lead to buffer overflows on the stack; update TSX blacklist to also include some Broadwell CPUs
gnome-orca Ensure correct focus on password entry, so characters are not echoed
gnome-shell-extension-weather Display a warning if API key has not been supplied by the user, since querying openweathermap.org no longer works without such a key
gummi Avoid predictable naming of temporary files [CVE 2015-7758]
human-icon-theme debian/clean-up.sh: do not run processes in background
ieee-data Update included data files, adding mam.txt and oui36.txt; stop downloading via HTTPS, as neither wget nor curl support TLS AIA, as now used by standards.ieee.org
intel-microcode Update included microcode
iptables-persistent Stop rules files being world-readable; rewrite README
isc-dhcp Fix error when maximum lease time is used on 64-bit systems
keepassx Fix storage of passwords in clear text [CVE-2015-8378]
libapache-mod-fastcgi Switch B-D from libtool to libtool-bin to fix build failure
libapache2-mod-perl2 Fix crashes in modperl_interp_unselect()
libcgi-session-perl Untaint raw data coming from session storage backends, fixing a regression caused by CVE-2015-8607 fixes in perl
libdatetime-timezone-perl New upstream release
libencode-perl Correctly handle a lack of BOM when decoding
libhtml-scrubber-perl Fix cross-site scripting vulnerability in comments [CVE-2015-5667]
libinfinity Fix possible crashes when an entry is removed from the document browser and when access control lists are enabled
libiptables-parse-perl Fix use of predictable names for temporary files [CVE-2015-8326]
libraw Fix index overflow in smal_decode_segment [CVE-2015-8366]; fix memory objects are not initialized properly [CVE-2015-8367]
libssh Fix null pointer dereference due to a logical error in the handling of a SSH_MSG_NEWKEYS and KEXDH_REPLY packets [CVE-2015-3146]
linux Update to upstream release 3.16.7-ctk20; nbd: restore request timeout detection; [x86] enable PINCTRL_BAYTRAIL; [mips*/octeon] enable CAVIUM_CN63XXP1; firmware_class: fix condition in directory search loop; [x86] KVM: svm: unconditionally intercept #DB [CVE-2015-8104]
linux-tools Add new hyperv-daemons package
lldpd Fix a segfault and an assertion error when receiving incorrectly formed LLDP management addresses
madfuload Use autoreconf -fi to fix build failure with automake 1.14
mdadm Disable incremental assembly, as it can cause issues booting a degraded RAID
mkvmlinuz Direct run-parts output to stderr
monit Fix umask-related regression from 5.8.1
mpm-itk Fix an issue where closing of connections was attempted in the parent. This would result in Connection: close not being honoured, and various odd effects with SSL keepalive in certain browsers
multipath-tools Fix discovery of devices with blank sysfs attribute; add documentation to cover additional friendly names scenarios; init: fix stop failure when no root device is found; use 'SCSI_IDENT_.*' as the default property whitelist
netcfg Fix is_layer3_qeth on s390x to avoid bailing out if the network driver is not qeth
nvidia-graphics-drivers New upstream release [CVE-2015-5950]; fix Unsanitized User Mode Input issue [CVE-2015-7869]
nvidia-graphics-drivers-legacy-304xx New upstream release; fix unsanitized User Mode Input issue [CVE-2015-7869]
nvidia-graphics-modules Rebuild against nvidia-kernel-source 340.96
openldap Fix a crash when adding a large attribute value with the auditlog overlay enabled
openvpn Add --no-block to if-up.d script to avoid hanging boot on interfaces with openvpn instances
owncloud Fix local file inclusion on Microsoft Windows Platform [CVE-2015-4716], resource exhaustion when sanitizing filenames [CVE-2015-4717], command injection when using external SMB storage [CVE-2015-4718], calendar export: Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key [CVE-2015-6670]; fix reflected XSS in OCS provider discovery [oc-sa-2016-001] [CVE-2016-1498], disclosure of files that begin with \.v\ due to unchecked return value [oc-sa-2016-003] [CVE-2016-1500], information exposure via directory listing in the file scanner [oc-sa-2016-002] [CVE-2016-1499], installation path disclosure through error message [oc-sa-2016-004] [CVE-2016-1501]
pam Fix DoS / user enumeration due to blocking pipe in pam_unix [CVE-2015-3238]
pcre3 Fix security issues [CVE-2015-2325 CVE-2015-2326 CVE-2015-3210 CVE-2015-5073 CVE-2015-8384 CVE-2015-8388]
pdns Fix upgrades with default configuration
perl Correctly handle a lack of BOM when decoding
php-auth-sasl Rebuild with pkg-php-tools 1.28 to correct PHP dependencies
php-doctrine-annotations Fix directory permissions issue [CVE-2015-5723]
php-doctrine-cache Fix file / directory permissions issue [CVE-2015-5723]
php-doctrine-common Fix file permissions issue [CVE-2015-5723]
php-dropbox Refuse to handle any files containing an @ [CVE-2015-4715]
php-mail-mimedecode Rebuild with pkg-php-tools 1.28 to correct PHP dependencies
php5 New upstream release
plowshare4 Disable Javascript support
postgresql-9.1 New upstream release
pykerberos Add KDC authenticity verification support [CVE-2015-3206]
python-yaql Remove broken python3-yaql package
qpsmtpd Fix compatibility issue with newer Net::DNS versions
quassel Fix remote DoS in quassel core, using /op * command [CVE-2015-8547]
redis Ensure that a valid runtime directory is created when running under systemd
redmine Fix upgrades when there are locally-installed plugins; fix moving issues across projects
rsyslog Fix crash in imfile module when using inotify mode; prevent a segfault in dynafile creation
ruby-bson Fix DoS and possible injection [CVE-2015-4410]
s390-dasd If no channel is found, exit cleanly. This allows s390-dasd to step out of the way on VMs with virtio disks
shadow Fix error handling in busy user detection
sparse Fix build failure with llvm-3.5
spip Fix cross-site scripting issue
stk Install missing SKINI.{msg,tbl} include files
sus Update checksums for upstream tarball
swift Fix unauthorized delete of versioned Swift object [CVE-2015-1856]; fix information leak via Swift tempurls [CVE-2015-5223]; fix service name of object-expirer in init script; add container-sync init script; standardise user addition
systemd Fix namespace breakage due to incorrect path sorting; don't timeout after 90 seconds when no password was entered for cryptsetup devices; only set the kernel's timezone when the RTC runs in local time, avoiding possible jumps backward in time; fix incorrect handling of comma separator in systemd-delta; make DHCP broadcast behaviour configurable in systemd-networkd
tangerine-icon-theme debian/clean-up.sh: do not run processes in background
torbrowser-launcher Really apply patches from 0.1.9-1+deb8u1; stop confining start-tor-browser script with AppArmor; set usr.bin.torbrowser-launcher AppArmor profiles to complain mode
ttylog Fix truncation of device name when selecting device
tzdata New upstream release
uqm Add missing -lm flag, fixing build failure
vlc New upstream stable release
webkitgtk New upstream stable release; fix late TLS certificate verification [CVE-2015-2330]
wxmaxima Prevent crash on encountering parenthesis in dialogues
zendframework Fix entropy issue with captcha [ZF2015-09]

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
DSA-3208 freexl
DSA-3235 openjdk-7
DSA-3280 php5
DSA-3311 mariadb-10.0
DSA-3316 openjdk-7
DSA-3324 icedove
DSA-3327 squid3
DSA-3332 wordpress
DSA-3337 gdk-pixbuf
DSA-3344 php5
DSA-3346 drupal7
DSA-3347 pdns
DSA-3348 qemu
DSA-3350 bind9
DSA-3351 chromium-browser
DSA-3352 screen
DSA-3353 openslp-dfsg
DSA-3354 spice
DSA-3355 libvdpau
DSA-3356 openldap
DSA-3357 vzctl
DSA-3358 php5
DSA-3359 virtualbox
DSA-3360 icu
DSA-3361 qemu
DSA-3363 owncloud-client
DSA-3364 linux
DSA-3365 iceweasel
DSA-3366 rpcbind
DSA-3367 wireshark
DSA-3368 cyrus-sasl2
DSA-3369 zendframework
DSA-3370 freetype
DSA-3371 spice
DSA-3373 owncloud
DSA-3374 postgresql-9.4
DSA-3375 wordpress
DSA-3376 chromium-browser
DSA-3377 mysql-5.5
DSA-3378 gdk-pixbuf
DSA-3379 miniupnpc
DSA-3380 php5
DSA-3381 openjdk-7
DSA-3382 phpmyadmin
DSA-3384 virtualbox
DSA-3385 mariadb-10.0
DSA-3386 unzip
DSA-3387 openafs
DSA-3388 ntp
DSA-3390 xen
DSA-3391 php-horde
DSA-3392 freeimage
DSA-3393 iceweasel
DSA-3394 libreoffice
DSA-3395 krb5
DSA-3397 wpa
DSA-3398 strongswan
DSA-3399 libpng
DSA-3400 lxc
DSA-3401 openjdk-7
DSA-3402 symfony
DSA-3403 libcommons-collections3-java
DSA-3404 python-django
DSA-3405 smokeping
DSA-3406 nspr
DSA-3407 dpkg
DSA-3409 putty
DSA-3411 cups-filters
DSA-3412 redis
DSA-3413 openssl
DSA-3414 xen
DSA-3415 chromium-browser
DSA-3416 libphp-phpmailer
DSA-3417 bouncycastle
DSA-3418 chromium-browser
DSA-3419 cups-filters
DSA-3420 bind9
DSA-3421 grub2
DSA-3422 iceweasel
DSA-3423 cacti
DSA-3424 subversion
DSA-3425 tryton-server
DSA-3426 linux
DSA-3427 blueman
DSA-3428 tomcat8
DSA-3429 foomatic-filters
DSA-3430 libxml2
DSA-3431 ganeti
DSA-3433 ldb
DSA-3433 samba
DSA-3434 linux
DSA-3435 git
DSA-3438 xscreensaver
DSA-3439 prosody
DSA-3440 sudo
DSA-3441 perl
DSA-3442 isc-dhcp
DSA-3443 libpng
DSA-3444 wordpress
DSA-3445 pygments
DSA-3446 openssh

Removed packages

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

Package Reason
core-network Security issues
elasticsearch No longer supported
googlecl Broken due to relying on obsolete APIs
libnsbmp Security issues, unmaintained
libnsgif Security issues, unmaintained
vimperator Incompatible with newer iceweasel versions

Debian Installer

The installer has been updated to re-introduce support for QNAP TS-x09 devices and to include the fixes incorporated into stable by the point release.


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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