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.
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
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 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
How do I upgrade my Debian system?
Login as root and type the following command:
# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade
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
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