The Debian Project announced two days ago, on March 10th, the immediate availability for download of the Debian 5.0.10 Linux operating system.
Debian 5.0.10 is the last update to the Debian 5.0 (Lenny) Linux distribution, which reached end-of-life on February 6th, 2012.
This release brings together all the corrections for security problems found in the previous versions of the Debian Lenny operating system, and published separately.
“The Debian project is pleased to announce the tenth and final update of its oldstable distribution Debian 5.0 (codename `lenny’).”
“This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable release,
along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.” – was stated in the official release announcement.
The Linux kernel package included in Debian 5.0.10 has been updated to include fixes for various security issues. Therefore, the Debian installer has also been rebuilt to use the new Linux kernel.
However, Debian 5.0.10 does not contain the ia64 and alpha packages from DSA 1769 because of some technical reasons.
The following packages were updated in this release: apr, base-files, ia32-libs, libdigest-perl, linux-2.6, phppgadmin, postgresql-8.3, typo3-src, xapian-omega, xpdf, and user-mode-linux.
Last but not least, the qcad and partlibary packages were removed from this release as they were non-distributable.
Keep in mind that Debian 5.0.10 (Lenny) is the last update to the Debian 5.0 series and no other updates will be released for this distribution, as it already reached end-of-life (EOL) on February 6th, 2012.
“Please note that the security support for the oldstable distribution ended in February 2012 and no updates have been released since that point. http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120209”
To see all the security updates that were implemented in Debian 5.0.10 take a look at the official changelog.