Security Information

Experience has shown that security through obscurity never works. Therefore, public disclosure allows for quicker and better solutions of security problems. In that respect, this page addresses Debian's status regarding various known security holes, which could potentially affect the Debian operating system.

The Debian project coordinates many security advisories with other free software vendors, and as a result, these advisories are published the same day a vulnerability is made public.

Debian also participates in security standardization efforts:

Keeping your Debian System secure

In order to receive the latest Debian security advisories, please subscribe to the debian-security-announce mailing list.

On top of that, you can use APT to easily get the latest security updates. To keep your Debian operating system up-to-date with security patches, please add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb bookworm-security main contrib non-free non-free-firmware

After saving the changes, run the following two commands to download and install the pending updates:

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

The security archive is signed with the usual Debian archive keys.

For more information about security issues in Debian, please refer to our FAQ and our documentation:

Recent Advisories

These web pages include a condensed archive of security advisories posted to the debian-security-announce list.

[09 Jun 2023] DSA-5422-1 jupyter-core security update
[07 Jun 2023] DSA-5421-1 firefox-esr security update
[07 Jun 2023] DSA-5420-1 chromium security update
[07 Jun 2023] DSA-5419-1 c-ares security update
[03 Jun 2023] DSA-5418-1 chromium security update
[31 May 2023] DSA-5417-1 openssl security update
[31 May 2023] DSA-5416-1 connman security update
[28 May 2023] DSA-5415-1 libreoffice security update
[27 May 2023] DSA-5414-1 docker-registry security update
[27 May 2023] DSA-5412-1 libraw security update
[26 May 2023] DSA-5413-1 sniproxy security update
[26 May 2023] DSA-5411-1 gpac security update
[24 May 2023] DSA-5410-1 sofia-sip security update
[23 May 2023] DSA-5409-1 libssh security update
[21 May 2023] DSA-5408-1 libwebp security update
[21 May 2023] DSA-5407-1 cups-filters security update
[20 May 2023] DSA-5406-1 texlive-bin security update
[18 May 2023] DSA-5405-1 libapache2-mod-auth-openidc security update
[17 May 2023] DSA-5404-1 chromium security update
[14 May 2023] DSA-5403-1 thunderbird security update
[13 May 2023] DSA-5402-1 linux security update

The latest Debian security advisories are available as RDF files. We also offer a slightly longer version of the files which includes the first paragraph of the corresponding advisory. That way you can easily spot what the advisory is about.

Older security advisories are also available: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 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. It can be searched by CVE name or by package.