Debian GNU/Linux 3.1r5
Posted on: 02/19/2007 11:24 AM

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1r5 has been released:

The Debian project is pleased to announce the fifth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (codename `sarge'). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems. Those who frequently update from won't have to update many packages and most updates from are included in this update.

Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 but only updates some of the packages included in the stable release. There is no need to throw away 3.1 CDs or DVDs but only to update against after an installation, in order to incorporate those late changes.

Upgrade CD and DVD images will be created soon. No new installation images will be created. Users are advised to update their system against an official Debian mirror after a new installation and update the kernel instead. For the next update new images are anticipated.

Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the 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 packages:

Package Reason
exim Update description to reflect upgrade problems
glibc Update timezone data
openvpn Fix restart of openvpn in init script
pinball Get architectures back in sync

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(s) Correction(s)
DSA-996 libcrypt-cbc-perl Cryptographic weakness
DSA-1193 XFree86 Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1196 clamav Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1197 python2.4 Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1198 python-2.3 Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1199 webmin Input validation problems
DSA-1200 qt-x11-free Denial of service
DSA-1201 ethereal Denial of service
DSA-1202 screen Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1203 libpam-ldap Access control bypass
DSA-1204 ingo1 Arbitrary shell command execution
DSA-1205 thttpd Insecure temporary file creation
DSA-1206 php4 Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1207 phpmyadmin Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1208 bugzilla Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1209 trac Cross-site request forgery
DSA-1210 mozilla-firefox Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1211 pdns Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1212 openssh Denial of service
DSA-1213 imagemagick Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1214 gv Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1215 xine-lib Execution of arbitrary code
DSA-1216 flexbackup Denial of service
DSA-1217 linux-ftpd Access control bypass
DSA-1218 proftpd Denial of service
DSA-1219 texinfo Multiple vulnerabilities
DSA-1220 pstotext Arbitrary shell command execution
DSA-1221 libgsf Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1222 proftpd Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1223 tar Arbitrary file overwrite
DSA-1224 mozilla Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1225 mozilla-firefox Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1226 links Arbitrary shell command execution
DSA-1227 mozilla-thunderbird Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1228 elinks Arbitrary shell command execution
DSA-1229 asterisk Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1230 l2tpns Buffer overflow
DSA-1231 gnupg Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1232 clamav Denial of service
DSA-1233 kernel-source-2.6.8 Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1234 ruby1.6 Denial of service
DSA-1235 ruby1.8 Denial of service
DSA-1236 enemies-of-carlotta Missing sanity checks
DSA-1237 kernel-source-2.4.27 Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1238 clamav Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1239 sql-ledger Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1241 squirrelmail Cross-site scripting
DSA-1242 elog Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1243 evince Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1244 xine-lib Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1245 proftpd Denial of service
DSA-1246 Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1247 libapache-mod-auth-kerb Remote denial of service
DSA-1248 libsoup Denial of service
DSA-1249 xfree86 Privilege escalation
DSA-1250 cacti Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1251 netrik Arbitrary shell command execution
DSA-1252 vlc Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1253 mozilla-firefox Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1254 bind9 Denial of service
DSA-1255 libgtop2 Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1256 gtk+2.0 Denial of service
DSA-1257 samba Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1258 mozilla-thunderbird Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1259 fetchmail Information disclosure
DSA-1260 imagemagick Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1261 postgresql Several vulnerabilities

A complete list of all accepted and rejected packages together with rationale is on the preparation page for this revision:


The complete lists of packages that have changed with this release:

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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