I need to update openssh-server


on my Linode I would like to update openssh-server.

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description: Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Release: 11
Codename: bullseye

sudo apt install openssh-server
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree… Done
Reading state information… Done
openssh-server is already the newest version (1:8.4p1-5+deb11u1).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 15 not upgraded.

What can I do about this?

Any suggestion would be appreciated.


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You shouldn't generally have to upgrade OpenSSH to the most current release, unless there's some significant changes you'd like to use from one version to another. To my knowledge, there aren't any particularly noteworthy changes that would effect most people from 8.4P1 to 9.0P1.

I did do a quick search, but I didn't find any unofficial repositories for Debian that would have the most current OpenSSH release. If you want it, you may have to compile it from source and install it manually, which could bring its own set of difficulties on a release like Debian. If you don't know much about installing or using a program from source, it's probably safer to leave it alone at its current version.

Hello @tech10,

Thank you for your input and sorry for the late reply.

Some pentesting tool was reporting vulnerabilities and I just wanted to update to the latest, anyway should be fine I hope.

Best regards!


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