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Re: libarchive-tar-perl oldstable update for CVE-2007-4829



Hi,
* Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@gwolf.org> [2009-03-13 23:47]:
[...] 
> > This is Debian bug #449544.
> > 
> > Unfortunately the vulnerability described above is not important enough
> > to get it fixed via regular security update in Debian oldstable. It does
> > not warrant a DSA.
> > 
> > However it would be nice if this could get fixed via a regular point update[1].
> > Please contact the release team for this.
> 
> Nico brought this point to our (pkg-perl's) attention - After some
> discussion in the pkg-perl IRC channel, we found that the intermediate
> releases between the version shipped in Etch (1.30) and the one where
> this bug was fixed (1.38) were all reliability-related [1], and appear
> to be not too broad. So, even if we could just pick up the required
> changeset to make a specific 1.30-2+etch1 upload, it would be better
> just to upload 1.38 to Etch instead - Please tell us what to do.

Looking at the changelog it looks indeed like it would be a 
good idea to ship 1.38. Would that be a problem for the 
release team?

Cheers
Nico
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