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Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated

The Debian project is pleased to announce the fifth update of its stable
distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename “etch”). This update mainly
adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with
a few adjustment to serious problems.
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The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated press@debian.org
October 23rd, 2008 http://www.debian.org/News/2008/20081023
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Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated

The Debian project is pleased to announce the fifth update of its stable
distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename “etch”). 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 4.0 but only updates some of the packages included. There is
no need to throw away 4.0 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up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date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 security.debian.org won't have
to update many packages and most 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 stable update adds several binary 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

apache2 Fix several vulnerabilities
apache2-mpm-itk Rebuild against apache2 and fix hanging processes on restart/shutdown
blosxom Fix XSS
dist Fix insecure temp file usage
fai-kernels Fix xfs corruption / Xen crash
feta Fix insecure temp file usage
git-core Support download of packs v2 through dumb transports
goby Rebuild against net6
irqbalance Fix segfault when /proc/interrupts contains an interrupt with a number of 256 or larger
jumpnbump Fix insecure handling of /tmp
libpam-pwdfile Use gcc instead of ld
linux-2.6 Fix xfs corruption / Xen crash
myspell Fix insecure temp file usage
net6 Fix object access after deallocation
obby Rebuild against new net6
postgresql-8.1 Upstream bugfix release 8.1.13
sobby Rebuild against new net6
trac Fix multiple vulnerabilities
tzdata Updates to several timezones and daylight saving times settings
user-mode-linux Fix xfs corruption / Xen crash
wdiff Fix race condition related to temporary files

Security Updates
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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 Correction(s)

DSA 1597 mt-daapd Fix several vulnerabilities (fixes for regression)
DSA 1614 iceweasel Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1615 xulrunner Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1616 clamav Fix denial of service
DSA 1617 refpolicy Fix incompatible policy
DSA 1618 ruby1.9 Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1619 python-dns Fix DNS response spoofing
DSA 1620 python2.5 Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1621 icedove Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1622 newsx Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1623 dnsmasq Fix cache poisoning
DSA 1624 libxslt Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1625 cupsys Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1626 httrack Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1627 opensc Fix smart card vulnerability
DSA 1628 pdns Fix DNS response spoofing
DSA 1629 postfix Fix programming error
DSA 1630 linux-2.6 Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1630 fai-kernels Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1630 user-mode-linux Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1631 libxml2 Fix denial of service
DSA 1632 tiff Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1633 slash Fix multiple vulnerabilities
DSA 1634 wordnet Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1636 linux-2.6.24 Fix denial of service / information leak
DSA 1638 openssh Fix denial of service
DSA 1639 twiki Fix arbitrary code execution
DSA 1640 python-django Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1641 phpmyadmin Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1642 horde3 Fix cross site scripting
DSA 1643 feta Fix insecure temp file usage
DSA 1644 mplayer Fix integer overflows
DSA 1645 lighttpd Fix various problems
DSA 1646 squid Fix array bounds check
DSA 1647 php5 Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1648 mon Fix insecure temporary files
DSA 1649 iceweasel Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1650 openldap2.3 Fix denial of service
DSA 1651 ruby1.8 Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1652 ruby1.9 Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1653 linux-2.6 Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1653 fai-kernels Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1653 user-mode-linux Fix several vulnerabilities
DSA 1654 libxml2 Fix execution of arbitrary code
DSA 1655 linux-2.6.24 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/4.0/4.0r5/>

Removed packages
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The following packages were removed due to circumstances beyond our control:

Package Reason

f-prot-installer Obsolete

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

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

The current stable distribution:

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

Proposed updates to the stable distribution:

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

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

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

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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