Debian GNU/Linux 9.7 "Stretch" Released with Patched APT Package Manager

The Debian Project announced today the general availability of the seventh point release in the Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” operating system series to address the recently discovered APT security vulnerability.

A security vulnerability affects the APT package manager on Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu, as well as other derivatives from the two, allowing a remote attacker to install malicious packages users’ machines. APT considered the packages as valid, thus allowing the attacker to execute code as root and possibly crash the host.

Both Debian and Ubuntu released patched versions of APT in their supported distributions, but the Debian Project also respined their installation and live images by releasing the Debian GNU/Linux 9.7 “Stretch” point release to avoid any complications in new deployments of their operating s… (read more)

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