Debian takes security very seriously. We handle all security problems brought to our attention and ensure that they are corrected within a reasonable timeframe. Many advisories are coordinated with other free software vendors and are published the same day a vulnerability is made public and we also have a Security Audit team that reviews the archive looking for new or unfixed security bugs.
Experience has shown that
security through obscurity does not work. Public
disclosure allows for more rapid and better solutions to security problems. In
that vein, this page addresses Debian's status with respect to various known
security holes, which could potentially affect Debian.
Debian also participates in security standardization efforts: the Debian Security Advisories are CVE-Compatible (review the cross references) and Debian is represented in the Board of the Open Vulnerability Assessment Language project.
In order to receive the latest Debian security advisories, subscribe to the debian-security-announce mailing list.
You can use apt to easily get the latest security updates. This requires a line such as
deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
/etc/apt/sources.list file. Then execute
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade to download and apply
the pending updates.
The security archive is signed with the normal Debian archive
These web pages include a condensed archive of security advisories posted to the debian-security-announce list.
[29 Aug 2015] DSA-3345 iceweasel - security update
[27 Aug 2015] DSA-3344 php5 - security update
[26 Aug 2015] DSA-3343 twig - security update
[20 Aug 2015] DSA-3342 vlc - security update
[20 Aug 2015] DSA-3341 conntrack - security update
[19 Aug 2015] DSA-3340 zendframework - security update
[19 Aug 2015] DSA-3339 openjdk-6 - security update
[18 Aug 2015] DSA-3338 python-django - security update
[18 Aug 2015] DSA-3337 gdk-pixbuf - security update
[17 Aug 2015] DSA-3336 nss - security update
[13 Aug 2015] DSA-3335 request-tracker4 - security update
[12 Aug 2015] DSA-3334 gnutls28 - security update
[12 Aug 2015] DSA-3333 iceweasel - security update
[11 Aug 2015] DSA-3332 wordpress - security update
[10 Aug 2015] DSA-3331 subversion - security update
[07 Aug 2015] DSA-3330 activemq - security update
[07 Aug 2015] DSA-3329 linux - security update
[04 Aug 2015] DSA-3328 wordpress - security update
[03 Aug 2015] DSA-3327 squid3 - security update
[02 Aug 2015] DSA-3326 ghostscript - security update
[01 Aug 2015] DSA-3325 apache2 - security update
[01 Aug 2015] DSA-3324 icedove - security update
[01 Aug 2015] DSA-3323 icu - security update
[31 Jul 2015] DSA-3322 ruby-rack - security update
The latest Debian security advisories are also available in RDF format. We also offer a second file that includes the first paragraph of the corresponding advisory so you can see in it what the advisory is about.
The older security advisories are also available: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997 and undated security advisories, included for posterity.
Debian distributions are not vulnerable to all security problems. The Debian Security Tracker collects all information about the vulnerability status of Debian packages, and can be searched by CVE name or by package.
Please read the Security Team FAQ before contacting us, your question may well be answered there already!
The contact information is in the FAQ as well.