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Re: Bug#860276: jessie-pu: package glibc/2.19-18+deb8u8

On Thu, 2017-04-13 at 23:19 +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> I would like to upload a new glibc package for the next jessie release.
> Here is the changelog with some additional comment:
>   * Update from upstream stable branch:
>     - Fix PowerPC sqrt inaccuracy.  Closes: #855606.
> This fixes a regression introduced in glibc 2.19-18+deb8u7, which
> slightly lower the precision of the sqrt function on PowerPC. This
> notably causes failures in the postgresql testsuite. This code is
> already present in stretch/sid.
>   * patches/any/cvs-resolv-internal-qtype.diff: patch from upstream to fix a
>     NULL pointer dereference in libresolv when receiving a T_UNSPEC internal
>     QTYPE (CVE-2015-5180).  Closes: #796106.
> This is a long standing security issue that has been fixed recently.
> It basically change the value of a constant so that it can't only be
> generated internally. The patch is already present in stretch/sid.

While I doubt that either of the above should have any noticeable effect
on the installer, I'd appreciate a d-i ack in any case; CCing.



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