Debian releases the biggest security update in years

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The Debian development team just announced the availability of a new security update for Debian 8.5, one of the most important in years. For Debian 8.5 users, it is urgent to update to have the operating system without any security flaw and thus be protected.

This security update has been released to correct a very important vulnerability, which had to do with the Linux Kernel of this version of Debian. This vulnerability jeopardized the security of this robust operating system, therefore a quick reaction was necessary to correct the problem as soon as possible.

Specifically, this vulnerability in the Linux kernel of this operating system allowed another machine to infiltrate the TCP / IP protocol. This allows the attacker not only to see what you are doing on the internet, but also to insert malicious messages within this protocol. If you want more information on this topic and see the official statement, click on this link to be able to do it.

This update has been released to correct this vulnerability and to add robustness to the linux kernel on Debian, something that will serve to prevent the detection of new vulnerabilities related to the linux kernel.

Certainly very good from the Debian developers, since these vulnerabilities are very dangerous and the right thing to do is always be quick, in order to correct them and affect the minimum number of possible users. For this reason, we always recommend updating the operating system periodically, in order to be safe from these types of problems.

This update is now available in the Debian repositories And all you have to do is update the operating system to the latest version to apply this update and be safe from this attack.


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  1.   Ruben said

    One question Is Linux Mint safe? I say this because only with the three levels of updates that are marked by default, the kernel is not updated.

    1.    Luis said

      you mean linux mint debian edition 2? I have it installed and I do not see any update I do not know if the Linux mint guys also update this type of thing

  2.   Jorge Romero said

    Good news
    With a lot of filler saying the same thing over and over again but at least it interests a little