Final Debian 5 Update Released

by Ostatic Staff - Mar. 13, 2012

On March 10, 2012, the Debian project announced the tenth and final update in the Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 series. This is primarily a security update release, but a few critical bugs were addressed as well. Users are urged to upgrade to version 5.0.10, especially those still using 5.0 as security support for it was terminated last month.

There were 75 security updates applied to 5.0.10, as well as eleven general bugfixes. Most had multiple security issues and included packages such as openssl, php5, and apache2.

The miscellaneous bugfixes are:

Package    Reason    
aprDisable robust pthread mutexes on alpha, arm, and armel
base-filesUpdate /etc/debian_version for the point release
ia32-libsRefresh packages to include recent security updates
linux-2.6Various security fixes
phppgadminFix XSS
postgresql-8.3New upstream micro-release
typo3-srcFix cache flooding via improper error handling
xapian-omegaFix escaping issues in templates
xpdfInsecure tempfile usage in zxpdf
user-mode-linuxRebuild against linux-source-2.6.26 (2.6.26-29)

One can find the complete list of packages that have received changes at CD images are also located on debian mirrors, although users are urged to upgrade using APT or Aptitude.