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Debian: New Firebird packages fix several vulnerabilities

Date 27 Mar 2008
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Multiple security problems have been discovered in the Firebird database, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1529-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
March 24, 2008                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : firebird2
Vulnerability  : several
Problem type   : local/remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-0387 CVE-2008-0467 CVE-2006-7211 CVE-2007-4664
                 CVE-2007-4665 CVE-2007-4666 CVE-2007-4667 CVE-2007-4668
                 CVE-2007-4669 CVE-2007-3527 CVE-2007-3181 CVE-2007-2606
                 CVE-2006-7212 CVE-2006-7213 CVE-2006-7214
Debian Bug(s)  : 362001 432753 444976 441405 460048 463596

Multiple security problems have been discovered in the Firebird database,
which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service.

This Debian security advisory is a bit unusual. While it's normally 
our strict policy to backport security bugfixes to older releases, this
turned out to be infeasible for Firebird 1.5 due to large infrastructural
changes necessary to fix these issues. As a consequence security support
for Firebird 1.5 is hereby discontinued, leaving two options to
administrators running a Firebird database:

I.  Administrators running Firebird in a completely internal setup with
    trusted users could leave it unchanged.

II. Everyone else should upgrade to the firebird2.0 packages available at 
    https://www.backports.org/backports.org/pool/main/f/firebird2.0/

    Version 2.0.3.12981.ds1-6~bpo40+1 fixes all known issues.

    Please refer to the general backports.org documentation to add the
    packages to your package management configuration:
    https://www.backports.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=instructions

    These packages are backported to run with Debian stable. Since
    firebird2.0 is not a drop-in replacement for firebird2 (which
    is the source package name for the Firebird 1.5 packages)
    these updates are not released through security.debian.org.
    Potential future security problems affecting Debian stable will be
    released through backports.org as well.

    Arrangements have been made to ensure that Firebird in the upcoming
    Debian 5.0 release will be supportable with regular backported
    security bugfixes again.

For a more detailed descriptions of the security problems, please refer
to the entries in the Debian Bug Tracking System referenced above and
the following URLs:

https://www.firebirdsql.org/rlsnotes/Firebird-2.0-ReleaseNotes.pdf
https://www.firebirdsql.org/rlsnotes/Firebird-2.0.1-ReleaseNotes.pdf
https://www.firebirdsql.org/rlsnotes/Firebird-2.0.2-ReleaseNotes.pdf

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