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On 23rd January, Debian announced the release of Debian 9.7 which is the seventh update of the stable distribution of Debian 9. This comes right after a remote code execution vulnerability was discovered in the APT high-level package manager used by Debian, Ubuntu, and other related Linux distributions that allows an attacker to perform a man-in-the-middle attack. This Debian includes a security update for the APT vulnerability.

The Debian GNU/ Linux 9.7 (codename “Stretch”) release contains a new version of the APT package manager that’s no longer vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.

The team states that there is no need to download new ISO images to update existing installations, however, the Debian Project will release live and install-only ISO images for all supported architectures of the Debian GNU/Linux 9.7 “Stretch”. This will be available for download in a few days.

Head over to Debian’s official website for more information on this announcement.


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