Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated
Posted on: 06/28/2009 08:27 AM

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 has been updated. Here the announcement:

The Debian project is pleased to announce the second 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to throw away 5.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to- date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated.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

apr-util Fix information disclosure (CVE-2009-1956)
asciidoc Replace fop with dblatex
backuppc Fix permissions of CGI script and ht* files
base-files Bump version to 5.0.2
bind9 Fix DNSSEC lookaside validation failed to handle unknown algorithms
cdebconf Optimize screen usage in newt frontend
choose-mirror Make preseeding of oldstable possible
glib2.0 Fix crashes in gvfs
gnupg Fix memory leak and cleanup terminal attributes on interrupt
hobbit Create /var/run/hobbit if missing
installation-guide New sections on accessibility support
iodine Fix segfault when 5.x client connects
jd Fix posting comments
kfreebsd-7 Fix several vulnerabilities
libapache2-authcassimple-perl Fix POST request handling
libaqbanking Fix segfault in qt3-wizard
libnet-rawip-perl Fix segmentation fault
libxcb Fix important performance issues
linux-2.6 Several fixes
linux-kernel-di-alpha-2.6 Rebuild against latest kernel
linux-kernel-di-amd64-2.6 Rebuild against latest kernel
linux-kernel-di-arm-2.6 Rebuild against latest kernel
linux-kernel-di-armel-2.6 Rebuild against latest kernel
linux-kernel-di-hppa-2.6 Rebuild against latest kernel
linux-kernel-di-i386-2.6 Rebuild against latest kernel
linux-kernel-di-ia64-2.6 Rebuild against latest kernel
linux-kernel-di-mips-2.6 Rebuild against latest kernel
linux-kernel-di-mipsel-2.6 Rebuild against latest kernel
linux-kernel-di-powerpc-2.6 Rebuild against latest kernel
linux-kernel-di-s390-2.6 Rebuild against latest kernel
linux-kernel-di-sparc-2.6 Rebuild against latest kernel
live-initramfs Better support for persistent mode
live-magic Fix handling of /etc/debian_version
mdadm Fix stability issues
mt-daapd Add musepack to transcoding list
nagios3 Fix nagios3-common's prerm script
nss Fix alignment issues on sparc and ia64
onak Always open db read/write
pango1.0 Fix arbitrary code execution
pidgin-otr Sourceful upload with bumped version number to fix a collision with a binNMU
poppler Fix several vulnerabilities
pygobject Fix inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation
samba Fix memory leak, winbind crashes and Win200 SP4 joining issues
screen Fix symlink attack
slime Remove non-free xref.lisp
smstools Fix modem timeouts
solr Fix simultaneous installation of tomcat5.5 with solr-tomcat5.5
sound-juicer Fix a crash on invocation of the preferences dialog
system-config-printer New Romanian translation
system-tools-backends Fix limiting effective password length to 8 characters (CVE-2008-6792)
and handle new format of /etc/debian_version
tzdata New timezone information
user-mode-linux Several fixes
xorg Default to fbdev driver on sparc
xorg-server Fix wakeup storm in idletime xsync counter

New version of the debian-installer

The debian-installer has been updated to allow the installation of the previous stable release (Debian 4.0 "etch") and to include an updated cdebconf package which resolves several issues with installation menu rendering using the newt frontend, including:

- explanatory text overlapping with the input box due to a height miscalculation
- overlapping of the "Go Back" button and the select list on certain screens
- suboptimal screen usage, particularly affecting debian-edu installations

The installer has been rebuilt to use the updated kernel packages included in this point release, resolving issues with installation on s390 G5 systems and IBM summit-based i386 systems.

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 1761 moodle File disclosure
DSA 1762 icu Cross-site scripting
DSA 1763 openssl Denial of service
DSA 1764 tunapie Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1766 krb5 Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1767 multipath-tools Denial of service
DSA 1768 openafs Potential code execution
DSA 1771 clamav Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1772 udev Critical privilege escalation
DSA 1773 cups Arbitrary code execution
DSA 1774 ejabberd Cross-site scripting
DSA 1776 slurm-llnl Privilege escalation
DSA 1777 git-core Privilege escalation
DSA 1778 mahara Cross-site scripting
DSA 1779 apt Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1781 ffmpeg-debian Arbitrary code execution
DSA 1783 mysql-dfsg-5.0 Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1784 freetype Arbitrary code execution
DSA 1785 wireshark Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1786 acpid Denial of service
DSA 1788 quagga Denial of service
DSA 1789 php5 Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1790 xpdf Multiple vulnerabilities
DSA 1791 moin Cross-site scripting
DSA 1792 drupal6 Multiple vulnerabilities
DSA 1793 kdegraphics Multiple vulnerabilities
DSA 1795 ldns Arbitrary code execution
DSA 1797 xulrunner Multiple vulnerabilities
DSA 1798 pango1.0 Arbitrary code execution
DSA 1799 qemu Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1800 linux-2.6,user-mode-linux Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1801 ntp Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1802 squirrelmail Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1803 nsd, nsd3 Denial of service
DSA 1804 ipsec-tools Denial of service
DSA 1805 pidgin Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1806 cscope Arbitrary code execution
DSA 1807 cyrus-sasl2 Arbitrary code execution
DSA 1807 cyrus-sasl2-heimdal Arbitrary code execution
DSA 1808 drupal6 Insufficient input sanitising
DSA 1809 linux-2.6,user-mode-linux Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1810 libapache-mod-jk Information disclosure
DSA 1811 cups Denial of service
DSA 1812 apr-util Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1813 evolution-data-server Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1814 libsndfile Arbitrary code execution
DSA 1815 libtorrent-rasterbar Denial of service
DSA 1817 ctorrent Arbitrary code execution
DSA 1818 gforge Insufficient input sanitising
DSA 1820 xulrunner Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1821 amule Insufficient input sanitising
DSA 1822 mahara Cross-site scripting
DSA 1823 samba Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1824 phpmyadmin 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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