Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.7 released
Posted on: 11/28/2010 10:07 AM

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.7 has been released. Here the release announcement:

The Debian Project
Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.7 released
November 27th, 2010

Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.7 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh update of its
stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename "lenny"). 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
GNU/Linux 5.0 but only updates some of the packages included. There is
no need to throw away 5.0 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up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date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

base-files Update /etc/debian_version
bogofilter Fix possible heap corruption decoding base64
dar Rebuild against libbz2-dev 1.0.5-1+lenny1 (DSA-2112-1/CVE-2010-0405)
dpkg Don't lose metadata if readdir() returns newly added files
imagemagick Don't read configuration files from the current directory
kvm Fix segfault in MMIO subpage handling code
lastfm Fix insecure setting of LD_LIBRARY_PATH
libapache-authenhook-perl Remove passwords from log messages
libgdiplus Fix integer overflows in BMP, JPEG and TIFF handling
libvirt Masquerade source ports for virtual network traffic (CVE-2010-2242)
linux-2.6 Several fixes
mantis Fix cross-site scripting issues
mt-daapd Handle aeMK tag, required for iTunes 10
openscenegraph Fix DoS in embedded copy of lib3ds
perdition Fix 64-bit issues; fix SSL re-negotiation; don't call make from postrm
ser2net Fix NULL pointer dereference
sun-java6 Various security fixes
tor Import new upstream version from volatile; add compatibility with openssl security update; add new directory authority
ttf-beteckna Update hints file to match the shipped fonts
ttf-okolaks Update hints file to match the shipped fonts
tzdata Updated timezone data and translations
user-mode-linux Rebuild against linux-2.6_2.6.26-26
xen-tools Don't create world-readable disk images
xorg-server Don't create log world-writable; (xfvb-run) don't pass magic xauth cookies on the command line

Please note that due to an issue with the preparation of the package,
the updated linux-2.6 packages included in this point release do not
incorporate the security fixes released in DSA 2110-1. DSA 2126-1,
which has just been released, includes the updates from both DSA 2110-1
and the linux-2.6 packages from this point release.

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

Advisory ID Package Correction(s)

DSA-1943 openldap SSL certificate NUL byte vulnerability
DSA-1991 squid Denial of service
DSA-2038 pidgin Re-enable SILC, SIMPLE et Yahoo! Messenger protocols
DSA-2050 kdegraphics Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2077 openldap Potential code execution
DSA-2097 phpmyadmin Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2098 typo3-src Regression
DSA-2102 barnowl Arbitrary code execution
DSA-2103 smbind SQL injection
DSA-2104 quagga Denial of service
DSA-2105 freetype Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2106 xulrunner Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2107 couchdb Arbitrary code execution
DSA-2108 cvsnt Arbitrary code execution
DSA-2109 samba Buffer overflow
DSA-2110 user-mode-linux Several issues
DSA-2111 squid3 Denial of service
DSA-2112 dpkg Integer overflow
DSA-2112 bzip2 Integer overflow
DSA-2113 drupal6 Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2114 git-core Regression
DSA-2115 moodle Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2116 freetype Integer overflow
DSA-2117 apr-util Denial of service
DSA-2118 subversion Authentication bypass
DSA-2119 poppler Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2120 postgresql-8.3 Privilege escalation
DSA-2121 typo3-src Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2122 glibc Local privilege escalation
DSA-2123 nss Cryptographic weaknesses
DSA-2124 xulrunner Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2125 openssl Buffer overflow

Debian Installer

The Debian Installer has been updated to incorporate a new kernel
containing a number of important fixes.

Please note that due to an issue with the preparation of the package,
the updated kernel included in this release of the Installer does not
incorporate the security fixes released in DSA 2110-1. DSA 2126-1,
which has just been released, includes the updates from both DSA 2110-1
and the linux-2.6 packages from this point release and will be included
in the installed system assuming that updates from the security
repositories are selected during installation.


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:

About Debian

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volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely free
operating system Debian GNU/Linux.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at, send mail to , or contact
the stable release team at

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