My Debian Activities in December 2023

FTP master

This month I accepted 235 and rejected 13 packages. The overall number of packages that got accepted was 249. I also handled lots of RM bugs and almost stopped the increase in packages this month :-). Please be aware, if you don’t want your package to be removed, take care of it and keep it in good shape!

Debian LTS

This was my hundred-fourteenth month that I did some work for the Debian LTS initiative, started by Raphael Hertzog at Freexian.

During my allocated time I uploaded:

  • [DLA 3686-1] xorg-server security update for two CVEs to fix privilege escalation
  • [DLA 3686-2] xorg-server security update for one CVE to really fix privilege escalation. Unfortunately the first patches provided by upstream did not really solve the problem, so here we are in round 2
  • [DLA 3699-1] libde265 security update for three CVEs to fix heap buffer or global buffer overflows
  • [DLA 3700-1] cjson security update for one CVE to fix a segmentation violation
  • [#1056934] Bookworm PU-bug for libde265; I could finally upload the package
  • [#1056737] Bookworm PU-bug for minizip; I could finally upload the package
  • [libde265]For the next round of CVEs of libde265 I prepared debdiffs for Bullseye and Bookworm and sent them to the maintainer.
  • [cjson]I prepared debdiffs for Bullseye and Bookworm and sent them to the maintainer.

This month was rather calm and no unexpected things happened. The web team now automatically creates all webpages from data found in the security tracker. So I could deactivate my web-dla script again which created the webpages from the contents of the announcement mailing list.

Last but not least I also did two weeks of frontdesk duties.

Debian ELTS

This month was the sixty-fifth ELTS month. During my allocated time I uploaded:

  • [ELA-1019-1]xorg-server security update for two CVEs to fix privilege escalation
  • [ELA-1019-2]xorg-server security update for to really fix privilege escalation. As with the DLAs above, the first patches provided by upstream did not really solve the problem, so here we are in round 2
  • [ELA 1027-1] libde265 security update for three CVEs in Stretch to fix heap buffer or global buffer overflows

Last but not least I also did two weeks of frontdesk duties.

Debian Printing

This month I uploaded a package to fix bugs:

  • cups/Bookworm to fix a bug related to color printing
  • hplip to fix a bug related to /usr-merge

This work is generously funded by Freexian!

Debian Astro

This month I uploaded a package to fix bugs:

Other stuff

This month I uploaded new upstream version of packages, did a source upload for the transition or uploaded it to fix one or the other issue:

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