Debian GNU / Linux 9.8 released with many security enhancements

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Debian Project is that huge and old project that does not rest to look younger every day, and all of us who directly or indirectly use distros based on this project, we have to thank the developer community for these constant advances. Now the new version of Stretch has been released, Debian GNU / Linux 9.8, the eighth major update that comes after the release of 9.7 to plug some security holes.

If you remember, we already talked about the important vulnerability detected in APT, and the patch for it that was released. Well, now with Debian 9.8 we will be much more secure than we were before, since it includes almost a hundred updates related to the fullfilment of security requirements. That is a big improvement in this regard, but it is not the only thing, some other important things that were wrong in the previous release have also been improved.

Now, if you update your Debian distro to this new version, you can count on all that huge amount of improvements just by executing a simple command in the shell. If you don't have it yet, you already know what you can get the ISO image to install it from the official website of the project. There you will find more details about the project in general, and also the changes of this new version, as well as different resources. You know, to update:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get full-upgrade

Going back to Debian GNU / Linux 9.8 improvements, we have noticed those 90 updates that add important bug fixes for several important packages that come pre-installed with the distro, also those 96 updates that cover security holes or vulnerabilities, which adds up to a total from 186 improvements. A not inconsiderable amount of work. Likewise, 23 package redundancies have been eliminated, which is also appreciated for keeping it clean and agile ...


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