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.
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: