As they remind themselves at each knitting release, it is not great news, but it is news. It is not great news because what I arrive yesterday saturday september 26 is Debian 10.6, the sixth maintenance update for the Buster which was first released in July 2019. And it is news because we are not talking about a normal distribution, but one so important that it is the one that Ubuntu chose (among others) as a base, on which tens or hundreds of other distributions are based.
Debian 10.6 has arrived just over a month after a previous version that landedAbove all, to correct security flaws, such as vulnerabilities discovered in GRUB2. Among the most outstanding novelties, we cannot mention many, but they have also been used to fix many security flaws, among which we have patches for OpenJDK, Firefox (ESR), Thunderbird, Nginx, X.Org Server, BIND9, Squid, Ghostscript and many other packages.
Debian 10.6: Updated Packages and Little More
Debian 10.6 still using Linux 4.19 as a kernel, but a more advanced version of the series that includes security patches and performance improvements. It is because of things like these that we said it was not great news: practically, they have released a new ISO to update components, both of the system and the software it includes, but nothing really outstanding news, not even a security flaw worthy of mention as those of GRUB2 from v10.5.
Existing users can upgrade to Debian 10.6 from the same operating system. Those who want to do a clean install can download Buster's XNUMXth Maintenance Update from this link. Accessing any of the mirrors, we can see that they also continue to offer Debian 8.11, Debian 9.13 and trial versions of Bullseye, Debian 11 that is currently in development and still has no scheduled release date.