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Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 updated (r4)

Jan 01, 2005, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])

The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 updated (r4) press@debian.org
January 1st, 2005 http://www.debian.org/News/2005/20050101


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 updated (r4)

This is the fourth update of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (codename `woody') which mainly adds security updates to the stable release, along with a few corrections to serious problems. Those who frequently update from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org/ are included in this update.

Please note that this update does not produce a new version of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 but only adds a few updated packages to it. There is no need to throw away 3.0 CDs but only to update against ftp ftp.debian.org after an installation, in order to incorporate those late changes.

Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the `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:

http://www.debian.org/distrib/ftplist

Please note that packages from non-US.debian.org/ are currently only available on its mirrors due to the problems the project has encountered on the host klecker.

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.

Debian Security Advisory ID Package(s)
DSA 307 gps
DSA 310 xaos
DSA 335 mantis
DSA 359 atari800
DSA 391 freesweep
DSA 417 linux-kernel-2.4.18
DSA 426 netpbm-free
DSA 438 linux-kernel-2.4.18
DSA 442 linux-kernel-2.4.17
DSA 472 fte
DSA 473 oftpd
DSA 479 linux-kernel-2.4.18
DSA 482 linux-kernel-2.4.17
DSA 524 rlpr
DSA 530 l2tpd
DSA 547 imagemagick
DSA 567 tiff
DSA 574 cabextract
DSA 575 catdoc
DSA 576 squid
DSA 577 postgresql
DSA 578 mpg123
DSA 579 abiword
DSA 580 iptables
DSA 581 xpdf
DSA 582 libxml1
DSA 582 libxml2
DSA 583 lvm10
DSA 584 dhcp
DSA 585 shadow
DSA 586 ruby
DSA 587 freeamp
DSA 588 gzip
DSA 590 gnats
DSA 591 libgd2
DSA 592 ez-ipupdate
DSA 593 imagemagick
DSA 594 apache
DSA 595 bnc
DSA 596 sudo
DSA 597 cyrus-imapd
DSA 598 yardradius
DSA 599 tetex-bin
DSA 602 libgd2
DSA 603 openssl
DSA 604 hpsockd
DSA 605 viewcvs
DSA 606 nfs-utils
DSA 607 xfree86
DSA 608 zgv
DSA 609 atari800
DSA 610 cscope
DSA 611 htget
DSA 612 a2ps
DSA 613 ethereal
DSA 614 xzgv
DSA 615 debmake
DSA 616 netkit-telnet-ssl
DSA 617 tiff
DSA 618 imlib

Miscellaneous Bugfixes

This revision adds important corrections to the following packages. Most of them don't affect the security of the system, but may affect data integrity.

libcrypt-passwdmd5-perl Dependency correction

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

http://people.debian.org/~joey/3.0r4/

URLs

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

http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/Debian3.0r4/ChangeLog
http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/dists/Debian3.0r4/non-US/ChangeLog

The current stable distribution:

ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable
ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/dists/stable

Proposed updates to the stable distribution:

ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates
ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/dists/proposed-updates

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

http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/

Security announcements and information:

http://www.debian.org/security/

About Debian

The Debian Project is an organization of free software developers who volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely free operating systems Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/Hurd.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at http://www.debian.org/ or send mail to press@debian.org.