Updated Debian 7: 7.11 released

June 4th, 2016

The Debian project is pleased to announce the eleventh (and final) update of its oldstable distribution Debian 7 (codename wheezy). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

The packages from DSA 3548 are not included in this point release for technical reasons, as are some architectures for DSA 3547, DSA 3219, DSA 3482 and DSA 3246. All other security updates released during the lifetime of wheezy that have not previously been part of a point release are included in this update.

Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian 7 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away old wheezy CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.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 oldstable update adds a few important corrections to the following packages:

Package Reason
base-files Update for the point release
debian-installer Rebuild for the point release
debian-installer-netboot-images Rebuild for the point release; swap the d-i Built-Using with the installer fetching, to fail on version mismatches earlier
dpkg Remove trailing space before handling blank line dot-separator in Dpkg::Control::HashCore. Regression introduced in dpkg 1.16.16; only use the SHELL environment variable for interactive shells; move tar option --no-recursion before -T in dpkg-deb; initialize Config-Version also for packages previously in triggers-pending state; fix memory leak in dpkg infodb format upgrade logic; fix physical file offset comparison in dpkg
groovy Fix remote execution of untrusted code and possible DoS vulnerability [CVE-2015-3253]
gtk+3.0 Fix integer overflow when allocating a large block of memory in gdk_cairo_set_source_pixbuf [CVE-2013-7447]
highlight Avoid segfault with undefined syntax
icecast2 Security fix [CVE-2014-9018]
libcrypto++ Fix Rijndael timing attack counter measure [CVE-2016-3995]
libdatetime-timezone-perl Update to tzdata 2016d
openldap Disable the back-mdb test suite on powerpc to work around back-mdb tests failing on buildds running the jessie ppc64 kernel, which uses 64KB pages
optipng Fix use-after-free vulnerability [CVE-2015-7801]
postgresql-9.1 New upstream release
tzdata New upstream version
xapian-core Fix possible database corruption, especially with recoll
zendframework Fix regression from ZF2015-08: binary data corruption; fix ZF2016-01: Potential Insufficient Entropy Vulnerability in ZF1

Security Updates

This revision adds the following security updates to the oldstable release. The Security Team has already released an advisory for each of these updates:

Advisory ID Package
DSA-2722 icedtea-web
DSA-2727 openjdk-6
DSA-2768 icedtea-web
DSA-2893 openswan
DSA-2912 openjdk-6
DSA-2980 openjdk-6
DSA-3070 kfreebsd-9
DSA-3077 openjdk-6
DSA-3147 openjdk-6
DSA-3157 ruby1.9.1
DSA-3163 libreoffice
DSA-3175 kfreebsd-9
DSA-3219 libdbd-firebird-perl
DSA-3234 openjdk-6
DSA-3236 libreoffice
DSA-3246 ruby1.9.1
DSA-3339 openjdk-6
DSA-3356 openldap
DSA-3394 libreoffice
DSA-3410 icedove-l10n
DSA-3410 icedove
DSA-3410 enigmail
DSA-3432 icedove
DSA-3442 isc-dhcp
DSA-3458 openjdk-7
DSA-3465 openjdk-6
DSA-3467 tiff
DSA-3475 postgresql-9.1
DSA-3480 eglibc
DSA-3482 libreoffice
DSA-3485 didiwiki
DSA-3491 icedove
DSA-3515 graphite2
DSA-3520 icedove
DSA-3523 iceweasel
DSA-3530 tomcat6
DSA-3534 dhcpcd
DSA-3536 libstruts1.2-java
DSA-3537 imlib2
DSA-3538 libebml
DSA-3539 srtp
DSA-3540 lhasa
DSA-3541 roundcube
DSA-3542 mercurial
DSA-3543 oar
DSA-3544 python-django
DSA-3546 optipng
DSA-3547 imagemagick
DSA-3550 openssh
DSA-3551 fuseiso
DSA-3552 tomcat7
DSA-3553 varnish
DSA-3555 imlib2
DSA-3556 libgd2
DSA-3559 iceweasel

Debian Installer

The installer has been updated to include the fixes incorporated into oldstable by the point release.


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


The current oldstable distribution:


Proposed updates to the oldstable distribution:


oldstable distribution information (release notes, errata etc.):


Security announcements and information:


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