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/ wheezy/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.
[07 Dec 2013] DSA-2811 chromium-browser - several vulnerabilities
[04 Dec 2013] DSA-2810 ruby1.9.1 - heap overflow
[04 Dec 2013] DSA-2809 ruby1.8 - several vulnerabilities
[03 Dec 2013] DSA-2808 openjpeg - several vulnerabilities
[30 Nov 2013] DSA-2807 links2 - integer overflow
[29 Nov 2013] DSA-2806 nbd - privilege escalation
[27 Nov 2013] DSA-2805 sup-mail - command injection
[26 Nov 2013] DSA-2804 drupal7 - several vulnerabilities
[26 Nov 2013] DSA-2803 quagga - several vulnerabilities
[25 Nov 2013] DSA-2800 nss - buffer overflow
[21 Nov 2013] DSA-2802 nginx - restriction bypass
[21 Nov 2013] DSA-2801 libhttp-body-perl - design error
[17 Nov 2013] DSA-2798 curl - unchecked ssl certificate host name
[17 Nov 2013] DSA-2795 lighttpd - several vulnerabilities
[16 Nov 2013] DSA-2799 chromium-browser - several vulnerabilities
[13 Nov 2013] DSA-2797 icedove - several vulnerabilities
[13 Nov 2013] DSA-2796 torque - arbitrary code execution
[10 Nov 2013] DSA-2794 spip - several vulnerabilities
[09 Nov 2013] DSA-2793 libav - several vulnerabilities
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: 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.