Linux News Today: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 (Atticus) and 8.0 (Mumble) Receive the Latest Security Updates
The development team behind the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux computer operating system announced this past weekend that new security updates are available in the default software repositories of the Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 (Mumble) and Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 (Atticus) releases.
Therefore, we kindly inform all of our Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 (Mumble) and 8.5 (Atticus) users that since the first day of 2016, both releases received several security updates for various software applications, among which we can mention OpenSSH, OpenSSL, WordPress, Pygments, libpng, Perl, Sudo, Prosody, GnuTLS, Git, Samba, Icedove, Iceweasel, Ganeti, and DHCP.
“Parsix Developers closely follow Debian Security Advisories and port them to our own security repository. Right now we are offering security support for both of our stable and testing branches. Parsix Continent repository is also fully supported by security updates,” reads the Parsix Security Updates page.
How to keep your Parsix GNU/Linux machine up-to-date
All Parsix GNU/Linux users are urged to update their systems as soon as possible in order to receive the new security updates. The distribution’s developers instruct users on how to keep their Parsix GNU/Linux machines up-to-date. Basically, you’ll have to add the following entries in your /etc/apt/sources.list file, replacing ‘codename’ with the release codename of your Parsix OS (e.g. mumble or atticus).
deb http://security.parsix.org codename main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.parsix.org codename main contrib non-free
To update your system, run the following set of two combined commands in the operating system’s default terminal emulator app. More details on how to monitor the update notifier and apply any existing update to keep your system secure can be found at Parsix’s Security Updates page (link above). We recommend that you always keep your Linux distribution updated with the latest security patches that we announce here.
sudo apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
Iceweasel (Firefox) 43.0.2 is available for Mumble (8.0) and Atticus (8.5). Update your systems to install it. — Parsix GNU/Linux (@ParsixNews) January 16, 2016