Debian 12.5 “Bookworm”: The Latest Release with 68 Bug Fixes and 42 Security Enhancements

The Debian Project has officially launched Debian 12.5, marking the fourth ISO update to the latest Debian GNU/Linux 12 “Bookworm” series.

This version, supported by a more recent kernel in the Linux 6.1 LTS series, debuts two months after the release of Debian 12.4. The Debian 12.3 version never officially launched due to an EXT4 file system problem resulting in data corruption.

For those wishing to run the newest Debian Bookworm series on modern equipment, Debian 12.5 offers state-of-the-art installation media, eliminating the need to download numerous updates following the installation.

This release includes 68 bug fixes for miscellaneous packages and 42 security updates. For more information on these security updates and other bug fixes, consult the release announcement page. It’s worth noting that this release includes patches for recent GNU C Library (Glibc) vulnerabilities.

Debian 12.5 installation images are available for download here for 64-bit (amd64), 32-bit (i386), PowerPC 64-bit Little Endian (ppc64el), IBM System z (s390x), MIPS 64-bit Little Endian (mips64el), MIPS 32-bit Little Endian (mipsel), MIPS, Armel, ARMhf, and AArch64 (arm64) hardware architectures.

Debian 12.5 live images are only available for download here for 64-bit systems with the KDE Plasma 5.27.5 LTS, GNOME 43.9, Xfce 4.18, LXQt 1.2, LXDE, Cinnamon 5.6.8, and MATE 1.26 desktop environments pre-installed.

A NetInstall image is also available for download for those who want to install Debian over the network, as well as a Standard image that features no graphical environment to let you fully customize your Debian 12 “Bookworm” installations.

Existing Debian GNU/Linux 12 “Bookworm” users should only update their installations by running the sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade commands in a terminal emulator or virtual console.

As usual, you should keep your systems up to date at all times if you want to receive the latest security and bug fixes included in this new point release.

Image credits: The Debian Project (edited by Marius Nestor)

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