Final Debian 5 Update Released
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:
|apr||Disable robust pthread mutexes on alpha, arm, and armel|
|base-files||Update /etc/debian_version for the point release|
|ia32-libs||Refresh packages to include recent security updates|
|linux-2.6||Various security fixes|
|postgresql-8.3||New upstream micro-release|
|typo3-src||Fix cache flooding via improper error handling|
|xapian-omega||Fix escaping issues in templates|
|xpdf||Insecure tempfile usage in zxpdf|
|user-mode-linux||Rebuild against linux-source-2.6.26 (2.6.26-29)|
One can find the complete list of packages that have received changes at debian.org. CD images are also located on debian mirrors, although users are urged to upgrade using APT or Aptitude.