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Debian Upgrade: GNU/Linux 4.0 Update 5 Available

The industry strength community driven enterprise grade Debian GNU/Linux version 4.0 stable update 5 has been released and available for immediate downloaded as well as updates via apt-get package manager. This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems. All users are advised to upgrade system.

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.

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:


    apache2Fix several vulnerabilities
    apache2-mpm-itkRebuild against apache2 and fix hanging processes on restart/shutdown
    blosxomFix XSS
    distFix insecure temp file usage
    fai-kernelsFix xfs corruption / Xen crash
    fetaFix insecure temp file usage
    git-coreSupport download of packs v2 through dumb transports
    gobyRebuild against net6
    irqbalanceFix segfault when /proc/interrupts contains an interrupt with a number of 256 or larger
    jumpnbumpFix insecure handling of /tmp
    libpam-pwdfileUse gcc instead of ld
    linux-2.6Fix xfs corruption / Xen crash
    myspellFix insecure temp file usage
    net6Fix object access after deallocation
    obbyRebuild against new net6
    postgresql-8.1Upstream bugfix release 8.1.13
    sobbyRebuild against new net6
    tracFix multiple vulnerabilities
    tzdataUpdates to several timezones and daylight saving times settings
    user-mode-linuxFix xfs corruption / Xen crash
    wdiffFix race condition related to temporary files

Debian Linux 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 IDPackageCorrection(s)

    DSA 1597mt-daapdFix several vulnerabilities (fixes for regression)
    DSA 1614iceweaselFix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1615xulrunnerFix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1616clamavFix denial of service
    DSA 1617refpolicyFix incompatible policy
    DSA 1618ruby1.9Fix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1619python-dnsFix DNS response spoofing
    DSA 1620python2.5Fix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1621icedoveFix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1622newsxFix arbitrary code execution
    DSA 1623dnsmasqFix cache poisoning
    DSA 1624libxsltFix arbitrary code execution
    DSA 1625cupsysFix arbitrary code execution
    DSA 1626httrackFix arbitrary code execution
    DSA 1627openscFix smart card vulnerability
    DSA 1628pdnsFix DNS response spoofing
    DSA 1629postfixFix programming error
    DSA 1630linux-2.6Fix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1630fai-kernelsFix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1630user-mode-linuxFix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1631libxml2Fix denial of service
    DSA 1632tiffFix arbitrary code execution
    DSA 1633slashFix multiple vulnerabilities
    DSA 1634wordnetFix arbitrary code execution
    DSA 1636linux-2.6.24Fix denial of service / information leak
    DSA 1638opensshFix denial of service
    DSA 1639twikiFix arbitrary code execution
    DSA 1640python-djangoFix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1641phpmyadminFix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1642horde3Fix cross site scripting
    DSA 1643fetaFix insecure temp file usage
    DSA 1644mplayerFix integer overflows
    DSA 1645lighttpdFix various problems
    DSA 1646squidFix array bounds check
    DSA 1647php5Fix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1648monFix insecure temporary files
    DSA 1649iceweaselFix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1650openldap2.3Fix denial of service
    DSA 1651ruby1.8Fix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1652ruby1.9Fix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1653linux-2.6Fix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1653fai-kernelsFix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1653user-mode-linuxFix several vulnerabilities
    DSA 1654libxml2Fix execution of arbitrary code
    DSA 1655linux-2.6.24Fix several vulnerabilities

How do I upgrade my Debian system?

Login as root and type the following command:
# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade

Sample output:

Get:1 http://http.us.debian.org stable Release.gpg [386B]
Get:2 http://security.debian.org stable/updates Release.gpg [189B]
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable Release           
Hit http://security.debian.org stable/updates Release
Ign http://http.us.debian.org stable/main Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.debian.org stable/updates/main Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://http.us.debian.org stable/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://http.us.debian.org stable/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.debian.org stable/updates/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.debian.org stable/updates/non-free Packages/DiffI

Setting up apache2-mpm-worker (2.2.3-4+etch6) ...
Starting web server (apache2)....

Setting up apache2 (2.2.3-4+etch6) ...

Reboot the system:
# uname -mrs
# reboot

Make sure everything is working fine:
# uname -a
# netstat -tulpn
# tail -f /var/log/messages
# dmesg | less
# tail -f /var/log/path/to/app.file
# iptables -L -n

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  • madristaaApril 23, 2009, 6:07 am

    hey, vivek

    Can i know the steps to update the debian?


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