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Release Released Security Support
releng/14.1 1 month and 2 weeks ago
(04 Jun 2024)
Ends in 8 months
(31 Mar 2025)
releng/14.0 8 months ago
(21 Nov 2023)
Ends in 2 months and 1 week
(30 Sep 2024)
stable/14 8 months ago
(21 Nov 2023)
Ends in 4 years
(30 Nov 2028)
releng/13.3 4 months and 2 weeks ago
(05 Mar 2024)
Ends in 5 months
(31 Dec 2024)
releng/13.2 1 year and 3 months ago
(11 Apr 2023)
Ended 2 weeks and 5 days ago
(30 Jun 2024)
releng/13.1 2 years ago
(16 May 2022)
Ended 11 months ago
(31 Jul 2023)
releng/13.0 3 years ago
(13 Apr 2021)
Ended 1 year and 10 months ago
(31 Aug 2022)
stable/13 3 years ago
(13 Apr 2021)
Ends in 1 year and 9 months
(30 Apr 2026)
releng/12.4 1 year and 7 months ago
(05 Dec 2022)
Ended 6 months and 3 weeks ago
(31 Dec 2023)
releng/12.3 2 years and 7 months ago
(07 Dec 2021)
Ended 1 year and 4 months ago
(05 Mar 2023)
releng/12.2 3 years and 8 months ago
(27 Oct 2020)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(31 Mar 2022)
releng/12.1 4 years and 8 months ago
(04 Nov 2019)
Ended 3 years and 5 months ago
(31 Jan 2021)
releng/12.0 5 years and 7 months ago
(11 Dec 2018)
Ended 4 years and 5 months ago
(04 Feb 2020)
stable/12 5 years and 7 months ago
(11 Dec 2018)
Ended 6 months and 3 weeks ago
(31 Dec 2023)
releng/11.4 4 years ago
(16 Jun 2020)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(30 Sep 2021)
stable/11 7 years and 9 months ago
(10 Oct 2016)
Ended 2 years and 9 months ago
(30 Sep 2021)
releng/10.4 6 years and 9 months ago
(03 Oct 2017)
Ended 5 years and 8 months ago
(31 Oct 2018)
releng/10.3 8 years ago
(04 Apr 2016)
Ended 6 years ago
(30 Apr 2018)
releng/10.2 8 years and 11 months ago
(13 Aug 2015)
Ended 7 years ago
(31 Dec 2016)
releng/10.1 9 years ago
(14 Nov 2014)
Ended 7 years ago
(31 Dec 2016)
releng/10.0 10 years ago
(20 Jan 2014)
Ended 9 years ago
(28 Feb 2015)
stable/10 10 years ago
(20 Jan 2014)
Ended 5 years and 8 months ago
(31 Oct 2018)
releng/9.3 10 years ago
(16 Jul 2014)
Ended 7 years ago
(31 Dec 2016)
releng/9.2 10 years ago
(30 Sep 2013)
Ended 9 years ago
(31 Dec 2014)
releng/9.1 11 years ago
(30 Dec 2012)
Ended 9 years ago
(31 Dec 2014)
releng/9.0 12 years ago
(10 Jan 2012)
Ended 11 years ago
(31 Mar 2013)
stable/9 12 years ago
(10 Jan 2012)
Ended 7 years ago
(31 Dec 2016)
releng/8.4 11 years ago
(09 Jun 2013)
Ended 8 years and 11 months ago
(01 Aug 2015)
releng/8.3 12 years ago
(18 Apr 2012)
Ended 10 years ago
(30 Apr 2014)
releng/8.2 13 years ago
(24 Feb 2011)
Ended 11 years ago
(31 Jul 2012)
releng/8.1 14 years ago
(23 Jul 2010)
Ended 11 years ago
(31 Jul 2012)
releng/8.0 14 years ago
(25 Nov 2009)
Ended 13 years ago
(30 Nov 2010)
stable/8 14 years ago
(25 Nov 2009)
Ended 8 years and 11 months ago
(01 Aug 2015)
releng/7.4 13 years ago
(24 Feb 2011)
Ended 11 years ago
(28 Feb 2013)
releng/7.3 14 years ago
(23 Mar 2010)
Ended 12 years ago
(31 Mar 2012)
releng/7.2 15 years ago
(04 Mar 2009)
Ended 14 years ago
(30 Jun 2010)
releng/7.1 15 years ago
(04 Jan 2009)
Ended 13 years ago
(28 Feb 2011)
releng/7.0 16 years ago
(27 Feb 2008)
Ended 15 years ago
(30 Apr 2009)
stable/7 16 years ago
(27 Feb 2008)
Ended 11 years ago
(28 Feb 2013)
releng/6.4 15 years ago
(28 Nov 2008)
Ended 13 years ago
(30 Nov 2010)
releng/6.3 16 years ago
(18 Jan 2008)
Ended 14 years ago
(31 Jan 2010)
releng/6.2 17 years ago
(15 Jan 2007)
Ended 16 years ago
(31 May 2008)
releng/6.1 18 years ago
(09 May 2006)
Ended 16 years ago
(31 May 2008)
releng/6.0 18 years ago
(04 Nov 2005)
Ended 17 years ago
(31 Jan 2007)
stable/6 18 years ago
(04 Nov 2005)
Ended 13 years ago
(30 Nov 2010)
releng/5.5 18 years ago
(25 May 2006)
Ended 16 years ago
(31 May 2008)
releng/5.4 19 years ago
(09 May 2005)
Ended 17 years ago
(31 Oct 2006)
releng/5.3 19 years ago
(06 Nov 2004)
Ended 17 years ago
(31 Oct 2006)
stable/5 19 years ago
(06 Nov 2004)
Ended 16 years ago
(31 May 2008)
releng/4.11 19 years ago
(25 Jan 2005)
Ended 17 years ago
(31 Jan 2007)
stable/4 24 years ago
(14 Mar 2000)
Ended 17 years ago
(31 Jan 2007)

Each release is supported by the Security Officer for a limited time only. Under the current support model, each major version’s stable branch is explicitly supported for 5 years, while each individual point release is only supported for three months after the next point release.

The Expected EoL (end-of-life) column indicates the earliest date on which support for that branch or release will end. Please note that these dates may be pushed back if circumstances warrant it.

The FreeBSD Security Officer provides security advisories for -STABLE Branches and the Security Branches. Advisories are not issued for the -CURRENT Branch, which is primarily oriented towards FreeBSD developers.

The -STABLE branch tags have names like stable/10. The corresponding builds have names like FreeBSD 10.1-STABLE. Each FreeBSD Release has an associated Security Branch. The Security Branch tags have names like releng/10.1. The corresponding builds have names like FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p4.

Upcoming Change

Starting with FreeBSD 15.x each major version’s stable branch will be supported for 4 years, instead of the current 5. 13.5 and 14.6 will be supported until 5 years after 13.0 and 14.0 respectively. The support duration for individual point releases will remain until “next point release + 3 months” A release cadence is being established so a new minor release from one of the supported stable branches will happen most quarters.

More information is available on the FreeBSD website.

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freebsd-version

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