DSA 1529-1: New Firebird packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 03/27/2008 01:15 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1529-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
March 24, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : firebird2
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : local/remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-0387 CVE-2008-0467 CVE-2006-7211 CVE-2007-4664
CVE-2007-4665 CVE-2007-4666 CVE-2007-4667 CVE-2007-4668
CVE-2007-4669 CVE-2007-3527 CVE-2007-3181 CVE-2007-2606
CVE-2006-7212 CVE-2006-7213 CVE-2006-7214
Debian Bug(s) : 362001 432753 444976 441405 460048 463596

Multiple security problems have been discovered in the Firebird database,
which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service.

This Debian security advisory is a bit unusual. While it's normally
our strict policy to backport security bugfixes to older releases, this
turned out to be infeasible for Firebird 1.5 due to large infrastructural
changes necessary to fix these issues. As a consequence security support
for Firebird 1.5 is hereby discontinued, leaving two options to
administrators running a Firebird database:

I. Administrators running Firebird in a completely internal setup with
trusted users could leave it unchanged.

II. Everyone else should upgrade to the firebird2.0 packages available at
http://www.backports.org/backports.org/pool/main/f/firebird2.0/

Version 2.0.3.12981.ds1-6~bpo40+1 fixes all known issues.

Please refer to the general backports.org documentation to add the
packages to your package management configuration:
http://www.backports.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=instructions

These packages are backported to run with Debian stable. Since
firebird2.0 is not a drop-in replacement for firebird2 (which
is the source package name for the Firebird 1.5 packages)
these updates are not released through security.debian.org.
Potential future security problems affecting Debian stable will be
released through backports.org as well.

Arrangements have been made to ensure that Firebird in the upcoming
Debian 5.0 release will be supportable with regular backported
security bugfixes again.

For a more detailed descriptions of the security problems, please refer
to the entries in the Debian Bug Tracking System referenced above and
the following URLs:

http://www.firebirdsql.org/rlsnotes/Firebird-2.0-ReleaseNotes.pdf
http://www.firebirdsql.org/rlsnotes/Firebird-2.0.1-ReleaseNotes.pdf
http://www.firebirdsql.org/rlsnotes/Firebird-2.0.2-ReleaseNotes.pdf

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Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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