Extended Lifecycle Support for Debian 10

Debian 10 reaches end of life soon

Fortunately, TuxCare’s low-cost Debian 10 extended support option prolongs the security lifecycle for four
additional years – giving you plenty of time to plan a migration to Debian 11 (“Bullseye”) or a later version of Debian

Ongoing Debian 10 Vulnerability
Patches that Keep Your
Systems Protected through
June 2028

With Extended Lifecycle Support, you can:

Minimize your risk with fast and consistent patch delivery for all High and Critical-level vulnerabilities in your Debian 10 systems

Strengthen the security of your operating system by gaining support for a comprehensive list of essential server packages

Comply with regulatory requirements that specify patching timelines with rapid delivery of extensively-tested security patches

Track all updates and verify your system update status with qualified errata advisories and OVAL patch definitions

Switching to TuxCare for Debian 10 Support is Simple

Step 1

Connect to the TuxCare Debian 10 ELS
repository with a simple script – and no reboot

Step 2

You’re fully protected with security patches for
up to four additional years!

The TuxCare team combines 450+ years
of in-depth technical knowledge of Linux and kernel development

With ELS from TuxCare, you benefit from:

Support for mixed Linux

TuxCare can support environments that run multiple types of end-of-life Linux distributions

Flexibility to support custom packages

You can request support for additional server packages that are not currently on our list

Seasoned Linux security expertise

We have a proven track record of security patching with over 80,000 patches to date – and growing

Great value at a competitive price

The service gives you an affordable option to maintain the security and stability of your EOL systems

Gain Access to Affordable Ongoing Security Patches for Debian 10

TuxCare covers many other Linux distributions too

TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support is also available for other operating systems, including:

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS Stream 8

End of life: June 2024

You can rely on Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS Stream 8 to continue receiving security updates all the way through June 2028 – so that you have enough time to migrate to another Linux distribution securely.

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS 6

End of life: December 2020

TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support gives you the same official security patches you used to get with CentOS 6, and we’ll continue to provide you with ongoing security support right through to November 2026.

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS 7

End of life: June 2024

CentOS 7 is going end of life in June 2024, but you can enjoy ongoing security updates through June 2029 with our Extended Lifecycle Support – buying time to plan your migration, while keeping your workload safe.

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS 8

End of life: December 2021

All the way through January 2026, you can rely on TuxCare for Extended Lifecycle Support to cover security updates for your CentOS 8 Linux distribution – so that you have enough time to migrate to another distro.

Extended Lifecycle Support for Oracle Linux 6

End of life: March 2021

TuxCare will deliver Extended Lifecycle Support for Oracle Linux 6 until December 2024, saving you significantly on costs compared to Oracle Linux Premier Support while providing the same vulnerability coverage.

Extended Lifecycle Support for PHP

Multiple EOL Versions

Buy yourself and your organization time to develop new production code while receiving ongoing security patches for out-of-support PHP versions with Extended Lifecycle Support to maintain the safety of your systems.

Extended Lifecycle Support for Python 2.x

End of life: January 2020

Python Extended Lifecycle Service from TuxCare breathes new life into code written for Python 2.7 so you can continue using your existing software on AlmaLinux, Rocky, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 as before.

Extended Lifecycle Support for Ubuntu 16.04

End of life: April 2021

Save on costs compared to Ubuntu Pro for Ubuntu 16.04 when you choose TuxCare Extended Lifecycle Support for ongoing security maintenance, which will keep you protected for up to 4 years past the end-of-life date.

Extended Lifecycle Support for Ubuntu 18.04

End of life: June 2023

Choose TuxCare for Ubuntu 18.04 extended support and save significantly over an Ubuntu Pro subscription from Canonical, with security updates for your Ubuntu workloads lasting until April 2028.


Debian 10, commonly referred to as “Buster,” is a version of the Debian operating system, a popular and free open-source platform. Released in July 2019, Debian 10 provides a robust foundation for applications, offering a wide array of software packages and security enhancements. As with all Debian releases, “Buster” prioritizes stability and reliability, making it a top choice for both servers and personal computers.

At any given moment, Debian offers one consistent release with the backing of the Debian security group. When a fresh version emerges, this team typically supports the preceding version for about a year while also attending to the current one. Only the stable version is suggested for operational environments.

Debian’s Long Term Support (LTS) initiative – which is overseen by an independent assembly of volunteers and enterprises rather than Debian itself – aims to prolong the life of all stable Debian versions to a minimum of 5 years. LTS for Debian 10 will end on June 30th, 2024.

Fortunately, with TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle support, users can further lengthen the lifespan of Debian 10 by adding four more years beyond the five years offered by the LTS project.

Yes, but not for long. That’s because LTS for Debian 10 is set to terminate on June 30th, 2024. After that point, users still running Debin 10 will no longer receive security updates, putting them at a higher risk of vulnerability exploits.

If users don’t migrate or upgrade their Debian 10 systems to a supported distribution, then the only option they have if they would like to continue to receive security patches is to purchase a Debian 10 extended support subscription from a provider like TuxCare – which will continue to provide Debian 10 vulnerability patches until June of 2028.

Currently, yes. However, after June 2024, any users who do not subscribe to any sort of Debian 10 extended support services can still use those machines – but will not be protected with regular vulnerability patches.

Fortunately, Debian 10 users can connect to TuxCare’s Debian 10 Extended Lifecycle Support (ELS) repository, which will send them ongoing vulnerability patches for up to four additional years.




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