Debian 9.1 GNU/Linux Released With 26 Security Fixes


Short Bytes: Debian 9.1 GNU/Linux has been released as the first point release of Debian 9 Stretch stable. This version brings numerous updates and security fixes. If you’re already running a continuously updated Debian machine, you don’t need to perform the upgrade or reinstall.

The Debian Project has announced the first update of Debian 9 Stretch, i.e., Debian 9.1. The first point release to this latest stable Debian branch comes with many security issue fixes and other adjustments.

Many of you might be already knowing that Debian 9.1 doesn’t constitute a new Debian version or bring new features. Instead, it only updates the existing packages. So, one doesn’t need to perform an upgrade or reinstall if he/she has already installed the all recent updates in the past few months.

Talking by the numbers, this release has brought 54 important corrections to different packages, including the likes of apt, openssh, perl, systemd, grub-installer, etc.

Apart from that, 26 security updates have also been added. For detailed information about each of the updates, you can read the release notes here.

For updating all packages, including OS and other installed packages run the following command:

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

For downloading Debian 9.1 images, you can choose any of the mirrors from this list.

In other related news, in May, Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0 was released. It was the first ever stable release of this Debian-without-systemd fork. You can read more about Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0 here.

Don’t forget to take a look at our list of best Linux distros for different purposes:

Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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