Debian LTS: DLA-1657-1: debian-security-support enigmail end of life

    Date01 Feb 2019
    CategoryDebian LTS
    354
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    debian-security-support, the Debian security support coverage checker, has been updated in jessie. This marks the end of life of the Enigmail package in jessie. After many
    Package        : debian-security-support
    Version        : 2019.02.01~deb8u1
    
    debian-security-support, the Debian security support coverage checker,
    has been updated in jessie.
    
    This marks the end of life of the Enigmail package in jessie. After many
    months of work to try backporting the various changes and fixes required
    to ensure a secure Enigmail package compatible with the newest version
    of Thunderbird now shipped in jessie, it is the LTS team's opinion that
    the changes are too intrusive to ensure the stability of the
    distribution as a whole.
    
    While Enigmail is still available on addons.mozilla.org, we do not
    recommend that package is used, as downloads and executes arbitrary
    binaries from the internet without the user's knowledge. It also doesn't
    respect's Debian commitment to free software, in that it is not
    buildable from source.
    
    We instead recommend you upgrade workstations needing Enigmail to Debian
    stretch where proper updates are available.
    
    Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
    
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