Debian 7.4 released
Posted on: 02/10/2014 09:42 AM

Debian 7.4 has been released. Here the announcement:

Debian 7.4 released


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The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/
Updated Debian 7: 7.4 released press@debian.org
February 8th, 2014 http://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140208
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The Debian project is pleased to announce the fourth update of its
stable distribution Debian 7 (codename "wheezy"). 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
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Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages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:

http://www.debian.org/mirror/list


Miscellaneous Bugfixes
----------------------

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

+----------------------------+----------------------------------------+
| Package | Reason |
+----------------------------+----------------------------------------+
| apache2 | Fix mod_rewrite log escaping |
| | (CVE-2013-1862), mod_dav denial of |
| | service (CVE-2013-1896) and segfaults |
| | in certain error conditions |
| base-files | Update for the point release |
| ctdb | Fix service stop and restart failing |
| | when trying to remove a public IP |
| | address not assigned locally |
| debian-handbook | Update for wheezy |
| debian-installer | Rebuild for the point release |
| eglibc | Several security fixes; fix SIGFPE |
| | when locale-archive has been corrupted |
| | to all zeros; kfreebsd: always put |
| | supplied extra gid as the first entry |
| | of group list in setgroups(); fix |
| | sys_ktimer_settime |
| gatling | Restore compatibility with PolarSSL |
| | security update |
| gnash | Fix playing youtube movies using the |
| | ffmpeg media handler |
| kexec-tools | Handle x.y kernel versions |
| kfreebsd-8 | Several security fixes |
| kfreebsd-9 | Disable VIA hardware RNG by default; |
| | fix lseek ENXIO error condition with |
| | ZFS |
| lazr.restfulclient | Fix some concurrency issues |
| libapache2-mod-rpaf | Restore accidentally dropped IPv6 |
| | patch |
| libglib-object- | Fix incorrect memory allocation that |
| introspection-perl | causes segfaults in reverse- |
| | dependencies |
| libhtml-formhandler- | Fix FTBFS |
| perl | |
| libmicrohttpd | Various security issues |
| libnet-mac-vendor- | Fix FTBFS due to failing t/fetch_oui.t |
| perl | test |
| libotr | Disable insecure OTRv1 protocol |
| linux | Update to stable 3.2.54; update drm, |
| | agp to 3.4.76; fix CVE-2013-4579, |
| | CVE-2013-6368, CVE-2014-1446 |
| localepurge | Fix CVE-2014-1638, unsafe tempfile |
| | creation |
| lxc | Use latest upstream provided lxc- |
| | debian; add rsync to Recommends |
| mapserver | Fix CVE-2013-7262, an SQL injection |
| | vulnerability in the |
| | msPostGISLayerSetTimeFilter function |
| nut | Reset USB timeout to standard 5 |
| | seconds |
| openssl | Enable assembler for the arm targets; |
| | enable ec_nistp_64_gcc_128 on *-amd64 |
| pdns | Fix lengths of the records.content and |
| | supermasters.ip columns |
| ruby-gsl | Remove non-free documentation |
| ruby-opengl | Remove example with unclear license |
| rush | Fix CVE-2013-6889, file access |
| | escalation |
| samhain | Disable dnmalloc for all architectures |
| | expect those known to work; fix mail |
| | sending from default configuration |
| spip | Fix XSS on signature from author |
| | [CVE-2013-7303] |
| tuxguitar | Update list of supported xulrunner |
| | versions |
| tzdata | New upstream release |
| user-mode-linux | Rebuild against Linux kernel 3.2.54-2 |
| vips | Fix crash on TIFF with JPEG |
| | compression |
| wget | Add support for SNI |
| whois | New upstream release; update various |
| | TLDs |
| xfce4-weather-plugin | Fix abort when element is empty |
+----------------------------+----------------------------------------+

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-2749 | asterisk | Multiple issues |
| DSA-2757 | wordpress | Multiple issues |
| DSA-2793 | libav | Multiple issues |
| DSA-2812 | samba | Multiple issues |
| DSA-2813 | gimp | Multiple issues |
| DSA-2814 | varnish | Denial of service |
| DSA-2815 | munin | Denial of service |
| DSA-2816 | php5 | Multiple issues |
| DSA-2817 | libtar | Multiple integer |
| | | overflows |
| DSA-2818 | mysql-5.5 | Multiple issues |
| DSA-2820 | nspr | Integer overflow |
| DSA-2821 | gnupg | Side channel attack |
| DSA-2822 | xorg-server | Integer underflow |
| DSA-2823 | pixman | Integer underflow |
| DSA-2824 | curl | Unchecked TLS/SSL |
| | | certificate host name |
| DSA-2825 | wireshark | Multiple issues |
| DSA-2826 | denyhosts | Remote denial of ssh |
| | | service |
| DSA-2827 | libcommons-fileupload- | Arbitrary file upload |
| | java | via deserialization |
| DSA-2829 | hplip | Multiple issues |
| DSA-2830 | ruby-i18n | Cross-site scripting |
| DSA-2831 | puppet | Insecure temporary files |
| DSA-2832 | memcached | Multiple issues |
| DSA-2833 | openssl | Multiple issues |
| DSA-2834 | typo3-src | Multiple issues |
| DSA-2835 | asterisk | Buffer overflow |
| DSA-2836 | devscripts | Arbitrary code execution |
| DSA-2837 | openssl | Programming error |
| DSA-2838 | libxfont | Buffer overflow |
| DSA-2839 | spice | Denial of service |
| DSA-2840 | srtp | Buffer overflow |
| DSA-2841 | movabletype- | Cross-site scripting |
| | opensource | |
| DSA-2842 | libspring-java | Multiple issues |
| DSA-2843 | graphviz | Buffer overflow |
| DSA-2846 | libvirt | Multiple issues |
| DSA-2847 | drupal7 | Multiple issues |
| DSA-2849 | curl | Information disclosure |
| DSA-2850 | libyaml | Heap-based buffer |
| | | overflow |
+----------------+-------------------------+--------------------------+

Removed packages
----------------

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

+--------------+--------------------------+
| Package | Reason |
+--------------+--------------------------+
| iceape | Security support removed |
+--------------+--------------------------+


Debian Installer
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URLs
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The complete lists of packages that have changed with this revision:
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog


The current stable distribution:
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/


Proposed updates to the stable distribution:
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates


stable distribution information (release notes, errata etc.):
http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/


Security announcements and information:
http://security.debian.org/



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