Debian 10.3 and 9.12 have arrived fixing various security flaws and bugs

Debian 10.3 and 9.13 now available

Project Debian has updated the latest versions of its operating system this weekend. More specifically, they have released Debian 10.3 and Debian 9.12, which are two maintenance versions in which they have focused on correcting security flaws and small bugs. These are not major releases that add new features, but rather those that will improve the user experience and be more secure than previous versions.

As with every new release, Debian has taken the opportunity to update the kernel of its operating systems. In the case of "Buster", the kernel they have included is Linux 4.9.0-18, while in the case of "Stretch" they have put Linux 4.9.0-12. Here are some (few) of the news that have been included in these versions.

Highlights of Debian 10.3 / 9.12

  • ClamAV updated.
  • Potential Stack Underflow in e2fsck.
  • Latest versions of Linux 4.19.
  • NVIDIA binary driver update.
  • Security fixes for Python 3.7.
  • Updated packages, such as the latest version of Firefox ESR on Debian 9.12.
  • Security and performance fixes. Among the security fixes we have the bug in "Sudo".

Please note that the spot release does not constitute a new version of Debian 10 but only updates some of the included packages. You don't need to throw away the old "Buster" media. After installation, packages can be updated to current versions using an updated Debian mirror.

Existing users will receive all the news from the operating system updates application. Those who want to install the new versions must download them from this link. For more information about all the news of these releases, you can access the release notes of Debian 10.3 since here! and Debian 9.12 from here!. The next version will already be a Debian 11 "Bullseye" that will arrive… when they have it prepared.


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