Updated Debian 9: 9.9 released

April 27th, 2019

The Debian project is pleased to announce the ninth update of its stable distribution Debian 9 (codename stretch). This point release mainly adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories have already been published separately and are referenced where available.

Please note that the point release does not constitute a new version of Debian 9 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away old stretch media. After installation, packages can be upgraded to the current versions using an up-to-date Debian mirror.

Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages, and most such updates are included in the point release.

New installation images will be available soon at the regular locations.

Upgrading an existing installation to this revision can be achieved by pointing the package management system at one of Debian's many HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is available at:


As a special case for this point release, those using the apt-get tool to perform the upgrade will need to ensure that the dist-upgrade command is used, in order to update to the latest kernel packages. Users of other tools such as apt and aptitude should use the upgrade command.

Miscellaneous Bugfixes

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

Package Reason
audiofile Fix denial of service [CVE-2018-13440] and buffer overflow issues [CVE-2018-17095]
base-files Update for the point release
bwa Fix buffer overflow [CVE-2019-10269]
ca-certificates-java Fix bashisms in postinst and jks-keystore
cernlib Apply optimization flag -O to Fortran modules instead of -O2 which generates broken code; fix build failure on arm64 by disabling PIE for Fortran executables
choose-mirror Update included mirror list
chrony Fix logging of measurements and statistics, and stopping of chronyd, on some platforms when seccomp filtering is enabled
ckermit Drop OpenSSL version check
clamav Fix out-of-bounds heap access when scanning PDF documents [CVE-2019-1787], PE files packed using Aspack [CVE-2019-1789] or OLE2 files [CVE-2019-1788]
dansguardian Add missingok to logrotate configuration
debian-installer Rebuild against proposed-updates
debian-installer-netboot-images Rebuild against proposed-updates
debian-security-support Update support statuses
diffoscope Fix tests to work with Ghostscript 9.26
dns-root-data Update root data to 2019031302
dnsruby Add new root key (KSK-2017); ruby 2.3.0 deprecates TimeoutError, use Timeout::Error
dpdk New upstream stable release
edk2 Fix buffer overflow in BlockIo service [CVE-2018-12180]; DNS: Check received packet size before using [CVE-2018-12178]; fix stack overflow with corrupted BMP [CVE-2018-12181]
firmware-nonfree atheros / iwlwifi: update BlueTooth firmware [CVE-2018-5383]
flatpak Reject all ioctls that the kernel will interpret as TIOCSTI [CVE-2019-10063]
geant321 Rebuild against cernlib with fixed Fortran optmisations
gnome-chemistry-utils Stop building the obsolete gcu-plugin package
gocode gocode-auto-complete-el: Promote auto-complete-el to Pre-Depends to ensure successful upgrades
gpac Fix buffer overflows [CVE-2018-7752 CVE-2018-20762], heap overflows [CVE-2018-13005 CVE-2018-13006 CVE-2018-20761], out-of-bounds writes [CVE-2018-20760 CVE-2018-20763]
icedtea-web Stop building the browser plugin, no longer works with Firefox 60
igraph Fix a crash when loading malformed GraphML files [CVE-2018-20349]
jabref Fix XML External Entity attack [CVE-2018-1000652]
java-common Remove the default-java-plugin package, as the icedtea-web Xul plugin is being removed
jquery Prevent Object.prototype pollution [CVE-2019-11358]
kauth Fix insecure handling of arguments in helpers [CVE-2019-7443]
libdate-holidays-de-perl Add March 8th (from 2019 onwards) and May 8th (2020 only) as public holidays (Berlin only)
libdatetime-timezone-perl Update included data
libreoffice Introduce next Japanese gengou era 'Reiwa'; make -core conflict against openjdk-8-jre-headless (= 8u181-b13-2~deb9u1), which had a broken ClassPathURLCheck
linux New upstream stable version
linux-latest Update for -9 kernel ABI
mariadb-10.1 New upstream stable version
mclibs Rebuild against cernlib with fixed Fortran optmisations
ncmpc Fix NULL pointer dereference [CVE-2018-9240]
node-superagent Fix ZIP bomb attacks [CVE-2017-16129]; fix syntax error
nvidia-graphics-drivers New upstream stable release [CVE-2018-6260]
nvidia-settings New upstream stable release
obs-build Do not allow writing to files in the host system [CVE-2017-14804]
paw Rebuild against cernlib with fixed Fortran optmisations
perlbrew Allow HTTPS CPAN URLs
postfix New upstream stable release
postgresql-9.6 New upstream stable release
psk31lx Make version sort correctly to avoid potential upgrade issues
publicsuffix Update included data
pyca Add missingok to logrotate configuration
python-certbot Revert to debhelper compat 9, to ensure systemd timers are correctly started
python-cryptography Remove BIO_callback_ctrl: The prototype differs with the OpenSSL's definition of it after it was changed (fixed) within OpenSSL
python-django-casclient Apply django 1.10 middleware fix; python(3)-django-casclient: fix missing dependencies on python(3)-django
python-mode Remove support for xemacs21
python-pip Properly catch requests' HTTPError in index.py
python-pykmip Fix potential denial of service issue [CVE-2018-1000872]
r-cran-igraph Fix denial of service via crafted object [CVE-2018-20349]
rails Fix information disclosure issues [CVE-2018-16476 CVE-2019-5418], denial of service issue [CVE-2019-5419]
rsync Several security fixes for zlib [CVE-2016-9840 CVE-2016-9841 CVE-2016-9842 CVE-2016-9843]
ruby-i18n Prevent a remote denial-of-service vulnerability [CVE-2014-10077]
ruby2.3 Fix FTBFS
runc Fix root privilege escalation vulnerability [CVE-2019-5736]
systemd journald: fix assertion failure on journal_file_link_data; tmpfiles: fix e to support shell style globs; mount-util: accept that name_to_handle_at() might fail with EPERM; automount: ack automount requests even when already mounted [CVE-2018-1049]; fix potential root privilege escalation [CVE-2018-15686]
twitter-bootstrap3 Fix cross site scripting issue in tooltips or popovers [CVE-2019-8331]
tzdata New upstream release
unzip Fix buffer overflow in password protected ZIP archives [CVE-2018-1000035]
vcftools Fix information disclosure [CVE-2018-11099] and denial of service [CVE-2018-11129 CVE-2018-11130] via crafted files
vips Fix NULL function pointer dereference [CVE-2018-7998], uninitialised memory access [CVE-2019-6976]
waagent New upstream release, with many Azure fixes [CVE-2019-0804]
yorick-av Rescale frame timestamps; set VBV buffer size for MPEG1/2 files
zziplib Fix invalid memory access [CVE-2018-6381], bus error [CVE-2018-6540], out-of-bounds read [CVE-2018-7725], crash via crafted zip file [CVE-2018-7726], memory leak [CVE-2018-16548]; reject ZIP file if the size of the central directory and/or the offset of start of central directory point beyond the end of the ZIP file [CVE-2018-6484, CVE-2018-6541, CVE-2018-6869]

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-4259 ruby2.3
DSA-4332 ruby2.3
DSA-4341 mariadb-10.1
DSA-4373 coturn
DSA-4374 qtbase-opensource-src
DSA-4377 rssh
DSA-4385 dovecot
DSA-4387 openssh
DSA-4388 mosquitto
DSA-4389 libu2f-host
DSA-4390 flatpak
DSA-4391 firefox-esr
DSA-4392 thunderbird
DSA-4393 systemd
DSA-4394 rdesktop
DSA-4396 ansible
DSA-4397 ldb
DSA-4398 php7.0
DSA-4399 ikiwiki
DSA-4400 openssl1.0
DSA-4401 wordpress
DSA-4402 mumble
DSA-4403 php7.0
DSA-4405 openjpeg2
DSA-4406 waagent
DSA-4407 xmltooling
DSA-4408 liblivemedia
DSA-4409 neutron
DSA-4410 openjdk-8
DSA-4411 firefox-esr
DSA-4412 drupal7
DSA-4413 ntfs-3g
DSA-4414 libapache2-mod-auth-mellon
DSA-4415 passenger
DSA-4416 wireshark
DSA-4417 firefox-esr
DSA-4418 dovecot
DSA-4419 twig
DSA-4420 thunderbird
DSA-4422 apache2
DSA-4423 putty
DSA-4424 pdns
DSA-4425 wget
DSA-4426 tryton-server
DSA-4427 samba
DSA-4428 systemd
DSA-4429 spip
DSA-4430 wpa
DSA-4431 libssh2
DSA-4432 ghostscript
DSA-4433 ruby2.3
DSA-4434 drupal7

Removed packages

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

Package Reason
gcontactsync Incompatible with newer firefox-esr versions
google-tasks-sync Incompatible with newer firefox-esr versions
mozilla-gnome-kerying Incompatible with newer firefox-esr versions
tbdialout Incompatible with newer thunderbird versions
timeline Incompatible with newer thunderbird versions

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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