26. Mar 2020

Kismet, Frameworks Updates Land in openSUSE Tumbleweed

Douglas DeMaio

Four openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released so far this week.

Kismet, KDE Frameworks, sudo, LibreOffice and ImageMagick were just a few of the packages that received updates in the snapshots.

The most recent snapshot, 20200322 brougth the 1.3.6 version of the Bluetooth configuration tool, blueberry. Full featured Command Line Interface (CLI) system information tool inxi 3.0.38 fixed a Perl issue where perl treats 000 as a string and not 0. General purpose VPN package WireGuard removed dead code. The snapshot also updated several YaST packages. Fixes were made to help with text icons displayed during installations in yast2 4.2.74 package and some cosmetic changes were made in the yast2-ntp-client 4.2.10 package to not show check-boxes for saving configuration and starting the deamon. The snapshot is currently trending at a rating of 84, according to the Tumbleweed snapshot reviewer.

Just three packages were updated in snapshot 20200320. Python 2 compatibility was removed in the urlscan 0.9.4 package. Both elementary-xfce-icon-theme and perl-Encode 3.05 were updated in the snapshot, which is trending at a rating of 99.

The other two snapshots also recorded a stable rating of 99.

ImageMagick 7.0.10.0 provided an update that prevent heap overflow in snapshot 20200319. KDE’s Frameworks 5.68.0 fixed a memory leak in ConfigView and Dialog. Multiple additions and fixes were made to the Breeze Icons package of the new Frameworks version and Kirigami improved support Qt 5.14 on Android. LibreOffice 6.4.2.2 brought some translations and sudo had a minor change regarding an update that affected Linux containers and ignored a failure to restore the to RLIMIT_CORE resource limit.

Both the GNU Compiler Collection 9 and 10 were updated in the 20200318 snapshot. The updated versions includes fixes for binutils version parsing. The new major version of Mozilla Firefox 74.0 landed in the snapshot and fixed a dozen Common Vulnerability and Exposures, which included a fix for CVE-2020-6809 that addressed the Web Extensions that had the all-urls permission and made a fetch request with a mode set to ‘same-origin’ possible for the Web Extension to read local files. The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (alsa) 1.2.2 package added multiple patches and the same version alsa-plugins package provided an update for m4 files affecting macro processors. Apparmor 2.13.4 provided several abstraction updates and fixed log parsing for logs with an embedded newline. Developers will be happy to see a new cscope 15.9 for source code searches as it adds parentheses and vertical bar metacharacters in regex searches. SecureTransport and WinCrypt implementations for sha256 were added in the curl 7.69.1. A maintenance release for virtualbox 6.1.4 was in the snapshot; the update supports Linux Kernel 5.5. Linux Kernel 5.5.9 was also released in the snapshot and xfsprogs 5.5.0 fixed broken unit conversions in the xfs_repair. Wireless network and device detector, sniffer, wardriving tool Kismet had its first full release for 2020, which was primarily a bugfix release; the 2020_03_R1 version had a fix for buffer size calculations, which could impact gps handling, and had updates for the ultra-low-power, highly-integrated single-chip device kw41z capture code.

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