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Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated

The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth and final update of its old stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (codename `sarge').
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The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated press@debian.org
April 13th, 2008 http://www.debian.org/News/2008/20080413
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Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated

The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth and final update of
its old stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (codename `sarge').
This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the
oldstable release, along with a few adjustments to serious problems.

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. There is
no need to throw away 3.1 CDs or DVDs but only to update against
ftp.debian.org after an installation, in order to incorporate those late
changes.

Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won't have
to update many packages and all updates from security.debian.org 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:

<http://www.debian.org/distrib/ftplist>

Miscellaneous Bugfixes
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This update adds several binary-only updates for various architectures
to packages whose version was not synchronised across all architectures.
It also adds a few important corrections to the following packages:

Package Reason

unrar-nonfree Fix a buffer overflow (CVE-2007-0855)
wesnoth Bring architectures back in sync
pwlib Bring architectures back in sync
sing Fix privilege escalation
alsa-modules-i386 Built against the fixed 2.6 ABI
fai-kernels Built against the fixed 2.6 ABI

Please note that updated packages for alsa-modules-i386 and fai-kernels
for the 2.4 Kernel-Series are available via security.debian.org but
could not be added to this upgrade to prevent the Debian Installer for
Sarge breaking as a result of the ABI change in that kernel update.

Security Updates
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This revision adds the following security updates to the old stable
release. The Security Team has already released an advisory for each of
these updates:

Advisory ID Package Correction(s)

DSA 1438 tar Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1445 maradns Fix denial of service vulnerability
DSA 1446 ethereal Fix denial of service vulnerability
DSA 1448 eggdrop Fix execution of arbitrary code
DSA 1449 loop-aes-utils Fix programming error
DSA 1450 util-linux Fix programming error
DSA 1452 wzdftpd Fix denial of service vulnerability
DSA 1458 openafs Fix denial of service vulnerability
DSA 1459 gforge Fix SQL injection
DSA 1461 libxml2 Fix denial of service vulnerability
DSA 1463 postgresql Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1466 xfree86 Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1467 mantis Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1469 flac Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1471 libvorbis Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1472 xine-lib Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1473 scponly Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1482 squid Fix denial of service vulnerability
DSA 1487 libexif Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1488 phpbb Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1490 tk8.3 Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1491 tk8.4 Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1493 sdl-image1.2 Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1495 nagios-plugins Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1499 pcre3 Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1504 kernel-source-2.6.8 Fix several issues
DSA 1505 alsa-driver Fix kernel memory leak
DSA 1507 turba2 Fix permission testing
DSA 1508 sword Fix arbirary shell command execution
DSA 1510 gs-esp Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1510 gs-gpl Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1512 evolution Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1515 libnet-dns-perl Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1518 backup-manager Fix information disclosure
DSA 1519 horde3 Fix information disclosure
DSA 1520 smarty Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1522 unzip Fix potential code execution
DSA 1524 krb5 Fix multiple vulnerabilities
DSA 1527 debian-goodies Fix privilege escalation
DSA 1533 exiftags Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1536 xine-lib Fix several vulnerabilities

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

<http://release.debian.org/stable/3.1/3.1r8/>

Removed packages
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Flashplugin-nonfree has been removed, as this is closed source and we
don't get security support for it. For security reasons, we recommend
to immediately remove any version of flashplugin-nonfree and any
remaining files of the Adobe Flash Player.

Flyspray has been removed since it has proven to be to buggy and not
well enough supported for a stable release.

URLs
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The complete lists of packages that have changed with this revision:

<http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sarge/ChangeLog>

The current oldstable distribution:

<http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/oldstable>

Proposed updates to the oldstable distribution:

<http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/oldstable-proposed-updates>

Oldstable distribution information (release notes, errata etc.):

<http://www.debian.org/releases/oldstable/>

Security announcements and information:

<http://www.debian.org/security/>

About Debian
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The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who
volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely
free operating systems Debian GNU/Linux.

Contact Information
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For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
<http://www.debian.org/>, send mail to <press@debian.org>, or
contact the stable release team at <debian-release@lists.debian.org>.

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