Updated Debian 8: 8.8 released

May 6th, 2017

The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth 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 already published separately and are referenced where available.

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away old jessie CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.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 a few important corrections to the following packages:

Package Reason
activemq Fix DoS in activemq-core via shutdown command [CVE-2015-7559]
apf-firewall Add compatibility with kernels >= 3.X
apt-xapian-index Remove call to update-python-modules
base-files Update for the point release
binutils Apply patch from upstream to fix gold on arm64
ca-certificates Update-ca-certificates: update local certificates directory when calling --fresh; support running without hooks
commons-daemon Fix ppc64el support
crafty Do not generate CPU specific code
debian-edu-doc Update translations
debian-installer Rebuild for the point release
debian-installer-netboot-images Rebuild for the point release
dropbear Fix command restriction bypass in authorized_keys [CVE-2016-3116], format string injection [CVE-2016-7406] and arbitrary code execution issues [CVE-2016-7407 CVE-2016-7408]
erlang Fix heap overflow vulnerability in regular expression parsing [CVE-2016-10253]
glibc Fix PowerPC sqrt inaccuracy
gnome-media Add missing Breaks: gnome-media-common, libgnome-media-dev, libgnome-media0 to match Replaces
gnome-screenshot Use dash for time format separator
gnome-settings-daemon Use dash for time format separator
gnutls28 Fix truncation issue in PKCS#12 password encoding; fix double free in certificate information printing [CVE-2017-5334]; fix memory leak in server side error path; fix memory leaks and an infinite loop in OpenPGP certificate parsing [CVE-2017-5335 CVE-2017-5336 CVE-2017-5337]; fix integer overflow in OpenPGP certificate parsing [CVE-2017-7869]; fix read past the end of buffer in OpenPGP certificate parsing; fix crashes in OpenPGP certificate parsing, related to private key parsing [GNUTLS-SA-2017-3B]; fix possible OOM in OpenPGP certificate parsing [GNUTLS-SA-2017-3C]
groovy Fix remote code execution vulnerability via crafted serialized object [CVE-2016-6814]
groovy2 Fix remote code execution vulnerability via crafted serialized object [CVE-2016-6814]
guile-2.0 Fix REPL server vulnerability [CVE-2016-8606], mkdir umask-related vulnerability [CVE-2016-8605]
initramfs-tools Include drivers for all keyboards when MODULES=dep; include most USB host drivers and all bus driver modules; remove code that prunes 'broken' symlinks and sometimes /etc/mtab; add all I2C bus and mux drivers when MODULES=most; stop force-loading drivers found through sysfs when MODULES=dep
installation-guide Fix instructions for creating syslinux.cfg to work with syslinux 5
irqbalance Only warn once for affinity hint subset empty irqs
kup Backport changes needed to work with kernel.org in future
libdatetime-timezone-perl Update included data to 2017b
libindicate libindicate-gtk3-dev: depend on libindicate-gtk3-3 instead of libindicate-gtk3
libmateweather Rename Rangoon timezone to Yangon (follow tzdata 2016g change)
libvirt Improve qemu v2.6+ compatibility
libvorbisidec Add libogg-dev dependency to libvorbisidec-dev
libxslt Check for integer overflow in xsltAddTextString [CVE-2017-5029]
linux Update to new stable release 3.16.43; mm/huge_memory.c: fix up mm/huge_memory.c: respect FOLL_FORCE/FOLL_COW for thp backport
logback Don't deserialize data from untrusted sockets [CVE-2017-5929]
lxc Ensure target netns is caller-owned [CVE-2017-5985]
minicom Fix out of bounds write in vt100.c [CVE-2017-7467]
modsecurity-crs Fix typo in modsecurity_crs_16_session_hijacking.conf
mongodb Fix permissions on .dbshell [CVE-2016-6494]; redact key and nonce from auth attempt logs
ndisc6 Use upstream default merge hook when resolvconf is not available
ndoutils Postrm purge: Check for ucf before calling it
nvidia-graphics-drivers New upstream version (340.102) containing security fixes [CVE-2017-0309 CVE-2017-0310 CVE-2017-0311 CVE-2017-0318 CVE-2017-0321]; fix module build on Linux 4.10 and newer
nvidia-graphics-drivers-legacy-304xx New upstream version (304.135) containing security fixes [CVE-2017-0309 CVE-2017-0310 CVE-2017-0311 CVE-2017-0318 CVE-2017-0321]; fix module build on Linux 4.10 and newer
nvidia-graphics-modules Rebuild using nvidia-kernel-source 340.102
openchange Fix build failure with samba 4.2
openmpi libopenmpi1.6: Fix two incorrect soname links, Use versioned Conflicts: libopenmpi2 (<< 1.6) to not interfere with upgrades to stretch
plv8 Check for permission to call functions
postfix Fix build failure with Linux 4.x kernels; add delmap to .prerm for all packages that contain map data types exposed through external .so files so that upgrades to stretch (where the associated files have moved) will be functional
postgresql-9.4 New upstream release
python-cryptography Fix HKDF issue with small key sizes [CVE-2016-9243]; fix build failure due to SSL2 method detection
radare2 Fix denial of service vulnerability [CVE-2017-6197]
sane-backends Fix security issue [CVE-2017-6318]
sendmail Only touch files as smmsp:smmsp in /var/run/sendmail/stampdir to avoid possible privilege escalation; use lockfile-create (from lockfile-progs) instead of touch to manage the cronjob lockfiles; sendmail-base: Add Depends: netbase for /etc/services
sitesummary Fix package pre-removal script
smemstat Fix null pointer dereference when UID can't be read
spip Fix multiple cross-site scripting issues, server side request forgery attacks [CVE-2016-7999], directory traversal [CVE-2016-7982], arbitrary code execution [CVE-2016-7998], cross-site request forgery [CVE-2016-7980], cross-site scripting vulnerabilities [CVE-2016-7981 CVE-2016-9997 CVE-2016-9998 CVE-2016-9152]
sus Update for SUSv4 TC2
synergy Fix a crash when synergyc starts
systemd Fix boolean properties retrieved via sd-bus on big-endian architectures; systemctl: Add is-enabled support for SysV init scripts; if the start command vanishes during runtime don't hit an assert; if an automount unit is masked, don't react to activation
transmissionrpc Add missing dependency from Python modules to python-six
tzdata Update included data to 2017b; enable partial translations of debconf templates
unzip Fix buffer overflows in unzip [CVE-2014-9913] and zipinfo [CVE-2016-9844]
uwsgi Fix build failure with recent glibc
vim Fix buffer overflows when reading corrupted undo files [CVE-2017-6349 CVE-2017-6350]
vlc New upstream release
webissues-server postrm purge: Check for ucf before calling it
wget Fix CRLF injection in URL host parts [CVE-2017-6508]
xmobar Update weather feed URL
xshisen Fix frequent segfault on start
yara Fix several security issues [CVE-2016-10210 CVE-2016-10211 CVE-2017-5923 CVE-2017-5924]

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-3690 icedove
DSA-3711 mariadb-10.0
DSA-3730 icedove
DSA-3743 python-bottle
DSA-3756 icoutils
DSA-3757 icedove
DSA-3758 bind9
DSA-3759 python-pysaml2
DSA-3760 ikiwiki
DSA-3761 rabbitmq-server
DSA-3762 tiff
DSA-3763 pdns-recursor
DSA-3764 pdns
DSA-3765 icoutils
DSA-3766 mapserver
DSA-3767 mysql-5.5
DSA-3768 openjpeg2
DSA-3769 libphp-swiftmailer
DSA-3770 mariadb-10.0
DSA-3771 firefox-esr
DSA-3772 libxpm
DSA-3773 openssl
DSA-3774 lcms2
DSA-3775 tcpdump
DSA-3776 chromium-browser
DSA-3777 libgd2
DSA-3778 ruby-archive-tar-minitar
DSA-3779 wordpress
DSA-3780 ntfs-3g
DSA-3781 svgsalamander
DSA-3783 php5
DSA-3784 viewvc
DSA-3785 jasper
DSA-3786 vim
DSA-3787 tomcat7
DSA-3788 tomcat8
DSA-3789 libevent
DSA-3790 spice
DSA-3791 linux
DSA-3792 libreoffice
DSA-3793 shadow
DSA-3794 munin
DSA-3795 bind9
DSA-3796 apache2
DSA-3796 sitesummary
DSA-3797 mupdf
DSA-3798 tnef
DSA-3799 imagemagick
DSA-3800 libquicktime
DSA-3801 ruby-zip
DSA-3802 zabbix
DSA-3803 texlive-base
DSA-3804 linux
DSA-3805 firefox-esr
DSA-3806 pidgin
DSA-3807 icoutils
DSA-3808 imagemagick
DSA-3809 mariadb-10.0
DSA-3810 chromium-browser
DSA-3811 wireshark
DSA-3812 ioquake3
DSA-3813 r-base
DSA-3814 audiofile
DSA-3815 wordpress
DSA-3816 samba
DSA-3817 jbig2dec
DSA-3818 gst-plugins-bad1.0
DSA-3819 gst-plugins-base1.0
DSA-3820 gst-plugins-good1.0
DSA-3821 gst-plugins-ugly1.0
DSA-3822 gstreamer1.0
DSA-3823 eject
DSA-3824 firebird2.5
DSA-3825 jhead
DSA-3826 tryton-server
DSA-3827 jasper
DSA-3828 dovecot
DSA-3829 bouncycastle
DSA-3830 icu
DSA-3831 firefox-esr
DSA-3832 hunspell-en-us
DSA-3832 uzbek-wordlist
DSA-3832 icedove
DSA-3833 libav
DSA-3834 mysql-5.5
DSA-3835 python-django
DSA-3836 weechat
DSA-3837 libreoffice
DSA-3838 ghostscript
DSA-3839 freetype

Removed packages

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

Package Reason
cgiemail RC-buggy, unmaintained
grive Broken due to Google API changes
libapache2-authenntlm-perl Broken with Apache 2.4
libwww-dict-leo-org-perl Broken due to upstream changes
live-f1 Broken due to third party changes
owncloud Unsupportable
owncloud-apps Unsupportable

Debian Installer

The installer has been updated 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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