The Debian project proudly announced a couple of days ago, May 12th, the immediate availability for download of the fifth maintenance release of the Debian 6 Linux operating system.
Debian 6.0.5 brings fixes to various security issues, as well as improvements to some serious problems. Some of the packages included in the previous versions of the distribution were also updated with the Debian 6.0.5 release.
"Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian 6.0 but only updates some of the packages included."
"There is no need to throw away 6.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update via an up-to-date Debian mirror after an installation, to cause any out of date packages to be updated." - was stated in the official announcement.
Among the fixes and improvements brought by Debian 6.0.5 we can mention that the Linux kernel packages have been updated to version 126.96.36.199, an OpenVPN fixes, php-memcache fix, OpenSSH fix, fix resolving issues with broken servers that returned FORMERR or NOTIMP to AAAA eglibc queries, phppgadmin fix, evolution-data-server fix, Python 2.6, wicd fix, sysvinit improvements, and much more.
To see all the security updates and miscellaneous bugfixes applied to Debian 6.0.5 (Squeeze) you can check out the official release notes.
As usual, Debian 6.0 users who update their system regularly don't need to worry about this maintenance release, as only a small number of packages will be downloaded from security.debian.org.
"New installation media and CD and DVD images containing updated packages will be available soon at the regular locations."
"Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the aptitude (or apt) package tool (see the sources.list(5) manual page) to one of Debian's many FTP or HTTP mirrors." - was stated in the end of the announcement.
Download Debian 6.0.5 right now from Softpedia.