Control: tags -1 + moreinfo On Fri, 2018-01-26 at 15:31 +0100, Ferenc Wágner wrote: > The Security Team advised that CVE-2018-0486 should be fixed by a > stable > update, because it isn't exploitable in the stretch version of the > Shibboleth stack, but software outside Debian could still be affected > by the issue. Stretch currently has version 1.6.0; upstream fixed > this > security issue in 1.6.3 (already uploaded to unstable). Since 1.6.2 > was > a revert of the most part of the changes in 1.6.1, 1.6.3 is > effectively > three code changes beyond 1.6.0: the security fix itself: [...] > Based on the above, a stable update straight to 1.6.3 does not seem > unreasonable to me, but it's your call, certainly. Backporting the > first hunk (the relevant security fix) is easy enough. On the other > hand, having version numbers reflecting the reality can be useful.
Indeed, that doesn't seem entirely unreasonable. > So, what version number should I post the debdiff for? Please > include the Debian part as well, I haven't prepared stable updates > yet. 1.6.3-1~deb9u1, in this case. > Also, if you can estimate: when can we expect the next stable update, > that is, how much time have I got for this process? We can do better than that - the window for the next point release closes next weekend. Of course, if you don't make that, there'll always be the next time. Regards, Adam