Debian 9.2 ‘Stretch’ brings out 66 security fixes
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.