• Security support for Wheezy handed over to the LTS team

    From Donald Norwood@21:1/5 to All on Mon Apr 25 22:20:02 2016
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    The Debian Project https://www.debian.org/ Security support for Wheezy handed over to the LTS team press@debian.org
    April 25th, 2016 https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160425 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    As of 25 April, one year after the release of Debian 8, alias "Jessie",
    and nearly three years after the release of Debian 7, alias "Wheezy",
    regular security support for Wheezy comes to an end. The Debian Long
    Term Support (LTS) [1] Team will take over security support.

    1: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/

    Information for users

    Wheezy LTS will be supported from 26 April 2016 to 31 May 2018.

    For Debian 7 Wheezy LTS there will be no requirement to add a separate wheezy-lts suite to your sources.list any more and your current setup
    will continue to work without further changes.

    For how to use Debian Long Term Support please read LTS/Using [2].

    2: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Using

    Important information and changes regarding Wheezy LTS can be found at LTS/Wheezy [3].

    3: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Wheezy

    Most notably OpenJDK 7 will be made the new Java default JRE/JDK on 26
    June 2016 to ensure full security support until Wheezy LTS reaches its end-of-life.

    You should also subscribe to the announcement mailing list [4] for
    security updates for Wheezy LTS.

    4: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/

    A few packages are not covered by the Wheezy LTS support. These can be
    detected by installing the debian-security-support [5] package. If debian-security-support detects an unsupported package which is critical
    to you, please get in touch with <debian-lts@lists.debian.org>.

    5: https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/debian-security-support

    Mailing lists

    The whole coordination of the Debian LTS effort is handled through the debian-lts mailing list [6]

    6: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts/

    Please subscribe or follow us via GMANE (gmane.linux.debian.devel.lts)

    Aside from the debian-lts-announce list, there is also a list for
    following all uploads in Wheezy LTS [7].

    7: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-changes/

    Security Tracker

    All information on the status of vulnerabilities (e.g. if the version in
    Wheezy LTS happens to be unaffected while Jessie is affected) will be
    tracked in the Debian Security Tracker [8].

    8: https://security-tracker.debian.org

    If you happen to spot an error in the data, please see https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/data/report.

    About Debian

    The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the
    largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of
    volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain
    Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range
    of computer types, Debian calls itself the "universal operating system".

    Contact Information

    For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at https://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press@debian.org>.

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