Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2938-1 -- Availability of LTS support for Debian 6.0 / squeeze
- Date Reported:
- 27 May 2014
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- No other external database security references currently available.
- More information:
The initial organisation and setup of Squeeze LTS has now happened and it is ready for taking over security support once the standard security support ends at the end of the month:
Information for users
Support for Squeeze LTS will end five years after the release of Squeeze, i.e. until the 6th of February 2016.
You need to enable the apt sources for
squeeze-ltsmanually. Information on how to do this can be found at https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Development#Add_squeeze-lts_to_your_sources.list
You should also subscribe to the new annoucement mailing list for security updates for
A few packages are not covered by the Squeeze LTS support. These can be detected with the new tool debian-security-support. Information on how to run it can be found here: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Development#Check_for_unsupported_packages
If debian-security-support detects an unsupported package which is critical to you, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org (see below).
squeeze-backportswill continue to be supported for the lifetime of Squeeze LTS.
Information for Debian maintainers
First of all, Debian package maintainers are not expected to work on updates of their packages for
squeeze-lts. Package updates for
squeeze-ltswill be handled by the Debian LTS team.
However, if you are interested in doing so (and the maintainer always knows best on a package), you're certainly welcome to do so; everyone in the Debian.org and Debian maintainers key ring can upload to the
squeeze-ltssuite. Information on how to upload a fixed package can be found at https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Development#Upload_Packages
The whole coordination of the Debian LTS effort is handled through the
debian-ltsmailing list: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts/
Please subscribe or follow us via GMANE (gmane.linux.debian.devel.lts)
Aside from the
debian-lts-announcelist, there's also a list for following all uploads in
All information on the status of vulnerabilities (e.g. if the version in
squeeze-ltshappens to be unaffected while
wheezyis affected) will be tracked in the Debian Security Tracker:
If you happen to spot an error in the data, please see https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/data/report