Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated

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The Debian Project                       
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated                   
April 8th, 2009        

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated

The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth update of its
oldstable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename “etch”).  This
update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable
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date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date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 oldstable update adds a few important corrections to the following

Package                        Reason

libweather-com-perl         Adopt to’s interface changes
optipng                     Fix array overflow vulnerability
pam                         Fix signedness error in _pam_StrTok
postgresql-8.1              New upstream bugfix release 8.1.17
sleuthkit                   Fix license issue
debian-installer            Include the updated archive key.
debian-archive-keyring    Add new archive key

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-1712       rt2400                  Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1713       rt2500                  Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1714       rt2570                  Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1716       vnc4                    Remote code execution
DSA-1717       devil                   Buffer overflow
DSA-1718       boinc                   Validation bypass
DSA-1719       gnutls13                Certificate validation
DSA-1720       typo3-src               Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1721       libpam-krb5             Local privilege escalation
DSA-1722       libpam-heimdal          Local privilege escalation
DSA-1723       phpmyadmin              Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1724       moodle                  Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1726       python-crypto           Denial of service
DSA-1729       gst-plugins-bad0.10     Multiple vulnerabilities
DSA-1731       ndiswrapper             Arbitrary code execution vulnerability
DSA-1732       squid3                  Denial of service
DSA-1733       vim                     Multiple vulnerabilities
DSA-1735       znc                     Privelege escalation
DSA-1737       wesnoth                 Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1738       curl                    Arbitrary file access
DSA-1740       yaws                    Denial of service
DSA-1742       libsndfile              Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1743       libtk-img               Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1746       gs-gpl                  Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1747       glib2.0                 Arbitrary code execution
DSA-1750       libpng                  Several vulnerabilities
DSA-1759       strongswan              Denial of service
DSA-1760       openswan                Denial of service

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



The complete lists of packages that have changed with this revision:


The current oldstable distribution:


Proposed updates to the stable distribution:


oldstable distribution information (release notes, errata etc.):


Security announcements and information:

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