Debian 6.0.1 released
Posted on: 03/20/2011 09:48 AM

Debian 6.0.1 has been released. Here the announcement:

The Debian project is pleased to announce the first 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 adjustment to serious problems.

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Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages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 won't
have to update many packages and most updates from
are included in this update.

New CD and DVD images containing updated packages and the regular
installation media accompanied with the package archive respectively
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

Package Reason

apt-dater Correct syntax of default configuration file
base-files Update /etc/debian_version for the point release
cdebconf Allow the GTK frontend to be used in a window managed environment
clamav New upstream bugfix release
clive Adapt for changes
cmake Rebuild upstream tarball to remove undistributable Windows build systems files
console-setup Fix Swiss German, Bulgarian and Swedish keymaps in the installer
cryptsetup Install cryptkeyctl initramfs hook; lukadmin: avoid possible race conditions by invoking udevadm settle
dbconfig-common Fix version sorting logic bug on upgrade files in postinst
debian-reference Refer to squeeze-updates rather than volatile; fix URL for Debian Mirror Checker
debootstrap Fix --private-key and ar usage
deluge Fix hang on quit
desktop-base Fix plymouth output in dual-screen configurations
devscripts Make squeeze the default backports target; add wheezy{,-ignore} tags
eclipse Fix XSS in help browser application
exuberant-ctags Use memmove rather than strcpy on overlapping strings
ganeti Don't break permissions of /var/lock when running "gnt-node add"
gdm3 Handle del{group,user} failures gracefully; fix grep usage; use correct names for UTF-8 locales
gedit Fix important mistake in the Brazilian Portugese translation
git Fix escaping in gitweb, new add.ignoreErrors variable
gnome-screensaver Disable non-functional libnotify support
gnumed-client Install translations to the correct location
grub-installer Set debconf title to avoid reusing a previous one
ia32-libs Refresh packages from stable and proposed-updates
ia32-libs-core Refresh packages from stable and proposed-updates
ia32-libs-gtk Refresh packages from stable and proposed-updates
installation-guide Update content for squeeze
katoob Fix crash when setting tooltips
kde4libs Add a kconf_update script to migrate away from old KDE3 icon themes
kdebase-workspace Fix random but common krunner crashes
kernel-wedge Add hid-cherry and sdhci_pci modules
kfreebsd-8 Fix local DoS in TCP stack; emulate Catalan's middle-dot l/L characters by ASCII l/L
kgb-bot Fix version check to allow possible future security updates
krusader Properly fix problems terminating the application
libapache-mod-jk Ease upgrades from lenny by disabling SOCK_CLOEXEC use
libemail-mime-createhtml-perl Add missing dependency on libfile-policy-perl
libvirt Make init script 'status' target exit statuses LSB-compliant to assist monitoring
linux-2.6 Several fixes
linux-kernel-di-amd64-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-31
linux-kernel-di-armel-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-31
linux-kernel-di-i386-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-31
linux-kernel-di-ia64-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-31
linux-kernel-di-mips-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-31
linux-kernel-di-mipsel-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-31
linux-kernel-di-powerpc-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-31
linux-kernel-di-s390-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-31
linux-kernel-di-sparc-2.6 Rebuild against linux-2.6 2.6.32-31
magpierss Fix cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2011-0740)
mcabber Fix crash, segfault, command-line corruption and FD leaks
mediawiki Fix a CSS injection vulnerability
mediawiki-extensions PHP 5.3 compatibility fixes for the confirmedit plugin
nautilus Fix crash in nautilus_file_peek_display_name()
network-manager Only comment out exact matches in /etc/network/interfaces; normalise keys in ifupdown parser; correctly handle device remova
ocrodjvu Fix upside-down generation of hocr data
ocsigen Add missing dependencies on lib{lwt-ssl,ocsigen-xhtml}-ocaml-dev
pdftk Support prompting for both owner and user passwords; allow filenames to start with "odd:, "even" or "end"
pulseaudio Fix pacmd hanging in poll() when reading from stdin very early
python-defaults Use full path to Python interpreters in pycompile to ease lenny to squeeze upgrades
samba Missing input sanisiting
sobby Ensure session files are writable by the sobby user
sudo Resolve interoperability issues between -H and HOME in env_keep
sun-java6 Several security fixes
ttf-liberation Correctly flag Liberation Mono as monospaced
tzdata New upstream release; update Chilean DST
usb-modeswitch-data Fix modeswitching lines for Huawei devices; add support for more devices
why Mark Squeeze's Coq version as a compatible prover
xorg-server Fix crashes with MCE remotes; fix rotation [nvidia]; drop support for XF86Config-4
xserver-xorg-video-intel Fix null pointer dereference and SDL-related issues

Debian Installer

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

* the activation of squeeze-updates on installations without a
network mirror caused a failure to be shown,
* the Swiss German, Bulgarian and Swedish keyboard layouts were
unusable during installation and
* wait longer for disks to initialize.

Furthermore it now supports installation on the following hardware:

* QNAP TS-112, TS-212 and TS-412 (new)
* QNAP TS-419P+ (new)
* Buffalo Linkstation LiveV3 (new)
* Buffalo Linkstation Mini (new)
* iBook G4 (restored)
* Cobalt (restored)
* SPARC hardware (restored functionality using CD-ROM installation media and atyfb graphics cards)

The kernel image used by the installer has been updated to incorporate
a number of important and security-related fixes together with support
for additional hardware.

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-2157 postgresql-8.4 Buffer overflow
DSA-2158 cgiirc Cross-site scripting flaw
DSA-2160 tomcat6 Several issues
DSA-2162 openssl Invalid memory access
DSA-2163 python-django Cross-site scripting and CSRF protection improvements
DSA-2163 dajaxice Compatibility fix for CSRF protection improvements
DSA-2164 shadow Missing input sanitization
DSA-2166 chromium-browser Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2167 phpmyadmin SQL injection
DSA-2168 openafs Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2169 telepathy-gabble Missing input validation
DSA-2170 mailman Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2171 asterisk Buffer overflow
DSA-2173 pam-pgsql Buffer overflow
DSA-2174 avahi Denial of service
DSA-2175 samba Missing input sanisiting
DSA-2177 pywebdav SQL injection
DSA-2178 pango1.0 NULL pointer dereference
DSA-2180 iceape Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2182 logwatch Remote code execution
DSA-2184 isc-dhcp Denial of service
DSA-2185 proftpd-dfsg Integer overflow
DSA-2186 iceweasel Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2187 icedove Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2189 chromium-browser Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2190 wordpress Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2192 chromium-browser Several vulnerabilities


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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