Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

Valic —  September 5, 2010 — Leave a comment
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth 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date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date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 important corrections to the following packages:

    Package                         Reason

    base-files                      Update /etc/debian_version
    bgoffice                        Don't delete files from /var/lib/aspell on upgrade
    debian-archive-keyring          Add squeeze keys; retire etch keys
    git-core                        Fix stack-based buffer overflow handling gitdir paths
    ia32-libs                       Fix symlink on ia64 and add snippet
    imp4                            Disable DNS prefetching when disabling untrusted content; fix escaping problems in URL display
    iputils                         Fix resource consumption by specially crafted pong
    libapache-dbi-perl              Properly apply security patch during build
    libnet-sftp-foreign-perl        Add missing Recommends on lib{expect,io-pty}-perl
    libnss-lwres                    Rebuild against liblwres50 (introduced in bind9 DSA)
    libpoe-component-irc-perl       Filter out commands containing newlines to prevent injection attack
    libtk-filedialog-perl           Fix error about making ".filedialog" its own master
    libwww-perl                     Fix incorrect use of "redo"; lwp-download - don't use server-supplied filenames beginning with "."
    linux-2.6                       Several fixes and increased hardware support
    makepasswd                      Avoid generating predictable passwords
    okular                          Memory corruption
    pango1.0                        Fix crash with invalid Unicode sequences
    paste                           Fix XSS
    pastebinit                      Update definition; remove
    pdf2djvu                        Fix crash when using -i / --indirect option
    quik                            Fix FTBFS and undesired prompting when debconf was in use
    slim                            Don't add current directory to default path
    ttf-dzongkha                    Fix hints file to point at the right font file
    ttf-inconsolata                 Mark font as fixed width and fix filename in defoma hints file
    w3m                             Check for NUL characters in certificate names
    xserver-xorg-video-intel        Enable low power render writes on GEN3

Additionally, the sun-java5 and sun-java6 packages for the ia64
architecture which were not available in time for the previous point
release are included in this update.



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