KDE Applications, systemd update in Tumbleweed

12. Feb 2021 | Douglas DeMaio | CC-BY-SA-3.0

KDE Applications, systemd update in Tumbleweed

A minor version update of systemd and KDE’s Applications 20.12.2 were releases in openSUSE Tumbleweed this week.

Several other package were updated over the course of four snapshots like Wireshark, Mesa, ClamAV, Inkscape and GNU Compiler Collection.

Snapshot 20210210 updated just three packages in the last 24 hours. Web caching proxy squid had a 4.14 update that fixed a couple regressions and corrected some Web Cache Communication Protocol Security info. The two other package updates were for PyPI with python-scipy updating to 1.6.0 and python-zope.interface updating to 5.2.0, which added support for Python 3.9.

The open source antivirus package ClamAV updated to version 0.103.1 in snapshot 20210209. The new version 0.103.1 added a new scan option to alert on broken media (graphics) file formats. The feature mitigates the risk of malformed media files intended to exploit vulnerabilities in other software. The version also fixed an issue where the freshclam database validation didn’t work correctly when run in daemon mode on Linux. The patterns-xfce package cleaned up some weak dependencies in its 20210209 update. A simple SSH multi-factor authentication was implemented with the update of the remote desktop client remmina in version 1.4.11; while not finished, a capability to load Python plugins was added. Other packages updated in the snapshot were libp11 0.4.11, video editor pitivi 2021.01, and xfce4-taskmanager 1.4.1.

KDE Applications 20.12.2 arrived in snapshot 20210208. KDE’s file manager Dolphin changed the copy location shortcut so it does not conflict with the Konsole panel. The diagram program umbrello fixed a crash on exit with the widget selected in the diagram, and PDF Okular fixed an unexpected file type being the default upon opening in non-Plasma desktops. The 246.10 version of systemd sends journald logs to kmsg again. A new npm diff command was added with nodejs15 15.8.0 and there was an introduction of an X509Certificate Application Programming Interface. Some patches were added for an update to ncurses and small executable busybox added several new features in its 1.33.0 version, which also fixed unicode characters in the prompt. Other packages updated in the snapshot were libgcrypt 1.9.1, dracut, line-oriented text editor ed 1.17 and search engine library xapian-core 1.4.18.

Some shortcut adjustments were made to inkscape in snapshot 20210205; the new 1.0.2 version allows the deactivation of zooming with the middle mouse button click (pressing scroll wheel). New packages inherits from GCC 10 were made to create GCC 11; more interesting features are expected to come in future versions of GCC 11. Some ppc64 patches were removed in the 20.3.4 update of Mesa and Mesa-drivers. Several more PyPI packages were updated in the snapshot that began the week. Some debugging updates were made available to text editor vim with version 8.2.2411 and Wireshark 3.4.3 took care of two Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure. One of the Wireshark CVEs allowed it to consume excessive CPU resources by injecting a malformed packet onto the wire or by convincing someone to read a malformed packet-trace file.

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