De­bian 9.2 ‘Stretch’ brings out 66 se­cu­rity fixes

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The De­bian Project has an­nounced the sec­ond main­te­nance up­date to the De­bian 9 Stretch op­er­at­ing sys­tem. De­buted as ver­sion 9.2, the new plat­form in­cludes a num­ber of new fea­tures and se­cu­rity patches.

The of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment con­firms that the new point re­lease is not a new ver­sion of De­bian 9, but merely im­proves the in­cluded pack­ages. There­fore, in­stead of per­form­ing a clean in­stall of De­bian 9.2, you can opt for De­bian’s up-to­date mir­ror.

“The De­bian Project is pleased to an­nounce the sec­ond up­date of its sta­ble dis­tri­bu­tion De­bian 9 (co­de­named ‘Stretch’). This point re­lease mainly adds cor­rec­tions for se­cu­rity is­sues, along with a few ad­just­ments for se­ri­ous prob­lems,” read the of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment.

De­bian GNU/Linux 9.2 in­cludes a to­tal of 87 bug fixes and 66 new se­cu­rity im­prove­ments. Var­i­ous apps and core com­po­nents have also been im­proved in this re­lease. An­other no­table change is the in­clu­sion of Linux ker­nel 4.9.51 LTS.

If you keep your De­bian Stretch in­stal­la­tion up­dated, you need not up­date these pack­ages us­ing the point re­lease. The de­tailed changelog is pub­lished on the of­fi­cial Web page.

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