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Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated. The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh 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up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date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 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 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

crip Fix possible symlink vulnerability (CVE-2008-5376)
devscripts Fix insecure creation of temporary directories
fai-kernels Rebuilt against linux-2.6 update
glibc Change currency for Slovakia and Slovenia to Euro
glpi Replace domxml-php5-php5.php by a LGPL version
gnumeric Fix untrusted search path vulnerability (CVE-2009-0318)
linux-2.6.24 Fix several issues
linux-ftpd-ssl Fix cross-site request forgery (CVE-2008-4247)
muttprint Fix possible symlink vulnerability (CVE-2008-5368)
tagcoll Fix packaging bug
tkman fix temporary file race (CVE-2008-5137)

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

Advisory ID Package Correction(s)

DSA 1622 newsx Arbitrary code execution
DSA 1678 perl Privilege escalation
DSA 1685 uw-imap Multiple vulnerabilities
DSA 1686 no-ip Arbitrary code execution
DSA 1688 courier-authlib SQL injection
DSA 1689 proftpd-dfsg Cross-Site Request Forgery
DSA 1690 avahi Denial of service
DSA 1691 moodle Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1692 php-xajax Cross-site scripting
DSA 1693 phppgadmin Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1694 xterm Remote code execution
DSA 1695 ruby1.8, ruby1.9 Denial of service
DSA 1696 icedove Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1697 iceape Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1698 gforge SQL injection
DSA 1699 zaptel Privilege escalation
DSA 1700 lasso Validation bypass
DSA 1701 openssl, openssl097 Cryptographic weakness
DSA 1702 ntp Cryptographic weakness
DSA 1703 bind9 Cryptographic weakness
DSA 1704 xulrunner Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1705 netatalk Arbitrary code execution
DSA 1706 amarok Arbitrary code execution
DSA 1707 iceweasel Several vulnerabilities
DSA 1708 git-core Remote code execution
DSA 1709 shadow Possible privilege escalation
DSA 1710 ganglia-monitor-core Remote code execution
DSA 1715 moin Insufficient input sanitising

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

Removed packages

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

Package Reason

tmsnc Security problems, protocol outdated


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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volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely
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