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Tumbleweed Gets Two New Kernels

October 26th, 2016 by

In less than a week, openSUSE Tumbleweed had two snapshots that included new Linux Kernels.

Snapshot 20161020 brought users Linux Kernel 4.8.3 and and four days later snapshot 20161024 brought the 4.8.4 Linux Kernel. A kernel patch for the Dirty Cow security vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195) came quickly to the rolling release and was available by Saturday.

The snapshots in between the two kernel snapshots brought timezone updates in  snapshot 20161023 and KDE updates with snapshot 20161022.

Snapshot 20161022 fixed a three-year-old bung in ghostscript fixing CVE-2013-5653.

The snapshot also updated Plasma to version 5.8.2, the cross-distro collaboration package AppStream to 0.10.0 and python3-setuptools to 28.6.1. Php 5 updated to version 5.6.27 adding several subpackages and fixing several security bugs in the release.

KDE’s newest 5.8 version, which is an Long Term Support version for Plasma, provided subpackages for openSUSE branding and fix some bugs for Bluedevil and Breeze.

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4 Responses to “Tumbleweed Gets Two New Kernels”

  1. Nehemiah I. Dacres

    Typo, bung should be bug?

  2. Bob

    13.2 got new kernel too. Ever since: no audio, USB drives no more mountable. Confirmed on 2 computers. Seems to be the first time that a kernel update was breaking something on 13.2.

  3. Bob

    Today’s update worked, thanks.

  4. Ry

    all links referring to 201601… should be labeled 201610…