Debian DLA-1424-1 : linux-latest-4.9 new package
High Nessus Plugin ID 111166
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionLinux 4.9 has been packaged for Debian 8 as linux-4.9. This provides a supported upgrade path for systems that currently use kernel packages from the 'jessie-backports' suite.
However, 'apt full-upgrade' will *not* automatically install the updated kernel packages. You should explicitly install one of the following metapackages first, as appropriate for your system :
linux-image-4.9-686 linux-image-4.9-686-pae linux-image-4.9-amd64 linux-image-4.9-armmp linux-image-4.9-armmp-lpae linux-image-4.9-marvell
For example, if the command 'uname -r' currently shows '4.9.0-0.bpo.6-amd64', you should install linux-image-4.9-amd64.
There is no need to upgrade systems using Linux 3.16, as that kernel version will also continue to be supported in the LTS period.
NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.