Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.8 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth 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up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date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

awstats Fix directory traversal via crafted LoadPlugin directory
base-files Update debian_version for the point release
boxbackup Reduce root CA expiration date to avoid overflow in 2038
git-core Fix cross-site scripting vulnerability
gquilt Insecure setting of PYTHONPATH
hamlib Use system libltdl rather than an internal copy vulnerable to CVE-2009-3736
ia32-libs Refresh with new packages from lenny and lenny-security
ia32-libs-gtk Refresh with new packages from lenny and lenny-security
ldap-account-manager Fix upgrades from lenny by dropping master password debconf question
libcgi-pm-perl Fix header-parsing related security issues
libcgi-simple-perl Fix header-parsing related security issues
libgadu Fix memory corruption when removing dcc7 sessions
man-db Suppress locale warnings when being run from a dpkg maintainer script
mediawiki Deny framing on most pages to minimise risk of clickjacking
movabletype-opensource Fix various XSS and SQL security issues
mumble Don’t make configuration file world-readable; delete /var/lib/mumble-server on purge
opensc Protect against buffer overflow from rogue cards
perl Fix header-parsing related security bugs; update to Safe-2.25
postgresql-8.3 New upstream bugfix release
spamassassin Update list of ARIN netblock delegations to avoid false positives in RelayEval
splashy Modify to avoid issues if splashy is removed but not purged
surfraw Update Debian security-tracker URL
user-mode-linux Rebuild against linux-source-2.6.26 (2.6.26-26lenny1)
xdigger Fix buffer overflow errors

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-2110 linux-2.6 Several issues
DSA-2122 glibc Privilege escalation
DSA-2126 linux-2.6 Several issues
DSA-2127 wireshark Denial of service
DSA-2128 libxml2 Potential code execution
DSA-2129 krb5 Checksum verification weakness
DSA-2130 bind9 Denial of service
DSA-2131 exim4 Remote code execution
DSA-2132 xulrunner Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2133 collectd Denial of service
DSA-2135 xpdf Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2136 tor Potential code execution
DSA-2137 libxml2 Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2138 wordpress SQL injection
DSA-2139 phpmyadmin Several
DSA-2140 libapache2-mod-fcgid Stack overflow
DSA-2141 apache2 Add backward compatibility options when used with new openssl
DSA-2141 nss Protocol design flaw
DSA-2141 apache2-mpm-itk Rebuild with apache2-src 2.2.9-10+lenny9
DSA-2141 openssl Protocol design flaw
DSA-2141 lighttpd Compatibility problem with updated openssl
DSA-2142 dpkg Directory traversal
DSA-2143 mysql-dfsg-5.0 Several vulnerabilities
DSA-2144 wireshark Buffer overflow
DSA-2145 libsmi Buffer overflow
DSA-2146 mydms Directory traversal problem
DSA-2147 pimd Insecure temporary files
DSA-2148 tor Several

Removed packages

The following packages were removed due to circumstances beyond our

Package Reason

pytris security issues; abandoned upstream
python-gendoc broken with python >= 2.5
clive completely broken
gmailfs broken due to gmail changes; abandoned upstream
python-libgmail broken due to gmail changes; abandoned upstream

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