Updated Debian 10: 10.7 released

December 5th, 2020

The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh update of its stable distribution Debian 10 (codename buster). This point release mainly adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories have already been published separately and are referenced where available.

Please note that the point release does not constitute a new version of Debian 10 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away old buster media. After installation, packages can be upgraded to the current versions using an up-to-date Debian mirror.

Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages, and most such updates are included in the point release.

New installation images will be available soon at the regular locations.

Upgrading an existing installation to this revision can be achieved by pointing the package management system at one of Debian's many HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is available at:


Miscellaneous Bugfixes

This stable update adds a few important corrections to the following packages:

Package Reason
base-files Update for the point release
choose-mirror Update mirror list
cups Fix 'printer-alert' invalid free
dav4tbsync New upstream release, compatible with newer Thunderbird versions
debian-installer Use 4.19.0-13 Linux kernel ABI; add grub2 to Built-Using
debian-installer-netboot-images Rebuild against proposed-updates
distro-info-data Add Ubuntu 21.04, Hirsute Hippo
dpdk New upstream stable release; fix remote code execution issue [CVE-2020-14374], TOCTOU issues [CVE-2020-14375], buffer overflow [CVE-2020-14376], buffer over read [CVE-2020-14377] and integer underflow [CVE-2020-14377]; fix armhf build with NEON
eas4tbsync New upstream release, compatible with newer Thunderbird versions
edk2 Fix integer overflow in DxeImageVerificationHandler [CVE-2019-14562]
efivar Add support for nvme-fabrics and nvme-subsystem devices; fix uninitialized variable in parse_acpi_root, avoiding possible segfault
enigmail Introduce migration assistant to Thunderbird's built-in GPG support
espeak Fix using espeak with mbrola-fr4 when mbrola-fr1 is not installed
fastd Fix memory leak when receiving too many invalid packets [CVE-2020-27638]
fish Ensure TTY options are restored on exit
freecol Fix XML External Entity vulnerability [CVE-2018-1000825]
gajim-omemo Use 12-byte IV, for better compatibility with iOS clients
glances Listen only on localhost by default
iptables-persistent Don't force-load kernel modules; improve rule flushing logic
lacme Use upstream certificate chain instead of an hardcoded one, easing support for new Let's Encrypt root and intermediate certificates
libdatetime-timezone-perl Update included data to tzdata 2020d
libimobiledevice Add partial support for iOS 14
libjpeg-turbo Fix denial of service [CVE-2018-1152], buffer over read [CVE-2018-14498], possible remote code execution [CVE-2019-2201], buffer over read [CVE-2020-13790]
libxml2 Fix denial of service [CVE-2017-18258], NULL pointer dereference [CVE-2018-14404], infinite loop [CVE-2018-14567], memory leak [CVE-2019-19956 CVE-2019-20388], infinite loop [CVE-2020-7595]
linux New upstream stable release
linux-latest Update for 4.19.0-13 kernel ABI
linux-signed-amd64 New upstream stable release
linux-signed-arm64 New upstream stable release
linux-signed-i386 New upstream stable release
lmod Change architecture to any - required due to LUA_PATH and LUA_CPATH being determined at build time
mariadb-10.3 New upstream stable release; security fixes [CVE-2020-14765 CVE-2020-14776 CVE-2020-14789 CVE-2020-14812 CVE-2020-28912]
mutt Ensure IMAP connection is closed after a connection error [CVE-2020-28896]
neomutt Ensure IMAP connection is closed after a connection error [CVE-2020-28896]
node-object-path Fix prototype pollution in set() [CVE-2020-15256]
node-pathval Fix prototype pollution [CVE-2020-7751]
okular Fix code execution via action link [CVE-2020-9359]
openjdk-11 New upstream release; fix JVM crash
partman-auto Increase /boot sizes in most recipes to between 512 and 768M, to better handle kernel ABI changes and larger initramfses; cap RAM size as used for swap partition calculations, resolving issues on machines with more RAM than disk space
pcaudiolib Cap cancellation latency to 10ms
plinth Apache: Disable mod_status [CVE-2020-25073]
puma Fix HTTP injection and HTTP smuggling issues [CVE-2020-5247 CVE-2020-5249 CVE-2020-11076 CVE-2020-11077]
ros-ros-comm Fix integer overflow [CVE-2020-16124]
ruby2.5 Fix potential HTTP request smuggling vulnerability in WEBrick [CVE-2020-25613]
sleuthkit Fix stack buffer overflow in yaffsfs_istat [CVE-2020-10232]
sqlite3 Fix division by zero [CVE-2019-16168], NULL pointer dereference [CVE-2019-19923], mishandling of NULL pathname during an update of a ZIP archive [CVE-2019-19925], mishandling of embedded NULs in filenames [CVE-2019-19959], possible crash (unwinding WITH stack) [CVE-2019-20218], integer overflow [CVE-2020-13434], segmentation fault [CVE-2020-13435], use-after-free issue [CVE-2020-13630], NULL pointer dereference [CVE-2020-13632], heap overflow [CVE-2020-15358]
systemd Basic/cap-list: parse/print numerical capabilities; recognise new capabilities from Linux kernel 5.8; networkd: do not generate MAC for bridge device
tbsync New upstream release, compatible with newer Thunderbird versions
tcpdump Fix untrusted input issue in the PPP printer [CVE-2020-8037]
tigervnc Properly store certificate exceptions in native and java VNC viewer [CVE-2020-26117]
tor New upstream stable release; multiple security, usability, portability, and reliability fixes
transmission Fix memory leak
tzdata New upstream release
ublock-origin New upstream version; split plugin to browser-specific packages
vips Fix use of uninitialised variable [CVE-2020-20739]

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:

Advisory ID Package
DSA-4766 rails
DSA-4767 mediawiki
DSA-4768 firefox-esr
DSA-4769 xen
DSA-4770 thunderbird
DSA-4771 spice
DSA-4772 httpcomponents-client
DSA-4773 yaws
DSA-4774 linux-latest
DSA-4774 linux-signed-amd64
DSA-4774 linux-signed-arm64
DSA-4774 linux-signed-i386
DSA-4774 linux
DSA-4775 python-flask-cors
DSA-4776 mariadb-10.3
DSA-4777 freetype
DSA-4778 firefox-esr
DSA-4779 openjdk-11
DSA-4780 thunderbird
DSA-4781 blueman
DSA-4782 openldap
DSA-4783 sddm
DSA-4784 wordpress
DSA-4785 raptor2
DSA-4786 libexif
DSA-4787 moin
DSA-4788 firefox-esr
DSA-4789 codemirror-js
DSA-4790 thunderbird
DSA-4791 pacemaker
DSA-4792 openldap
DSA-4793 firefox-esr
DSA-4794 mupdf
DSA-4795 krb5
DSA-4796 thunderbird
DSA-4798 spip
DSA-4799 x11vnc
DSA-4800 libproxy

Removed packages

The following packages were removed due to circumstances beyond our control:

Package Reason
freshplayerplugin Unsupported by browsers; discontinued upstream
nostalgy Incompatible with newer Thunderbird versions
sieve-extension Incompatible with newer Thunderbird versions

Debian Installer

The installer has been updated to include the fixes incorporated into stable by the point release.


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


The current stable distribution:


Proposed updates to the stable distribution:


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


Security announcements and information:


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