Mesa, KDE Frameworks, GlusterFS Update in Tumbleweed

14. May 2021 | Douglas DeMaio | CC-BY-SA-3.0

Mesa, KDE Frameworks, GlusterFS Update in Tumbleweed

There were three openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots released so far this week.

The snapshots updated Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Firefox, Mesa, KDE Frameworks, glusterfs, php and several other packages.

The most recently released snapshot, 20210511, updated a little more than a handful of packages. There was one package update from KDE Frameworks 5.82.0 with plotting framework kplotting. The 5.12.2 Linux Kernel updated in the snapshot and brought a thermal sensor correction to the x86 thinkpad_acpi module and some fixes for Advanced Linux Sound Architecture USB audio. Another package update in the snapshot was hivex 1.3.20, which is a system for extracting the contents of the Windows Registry; the hivex version fixed a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures that would allow an attacker to read memory beyond normal bounds or cause the program to crash.

Mesa 21.1.0 and a majority of the KDE Frameworks 5.82.0 packages updated in snapshot 20210510. The Mesa update added some patches and dropped vulkan_intel.h in /usr/include/vulkan/ but a decision was made to keep the directory empty. The update of KDE Frameworks 5.82.0 added new sidebar show and hide Breeze Icons. The KDBusAddons file was relicensed to LGPL-2.0 or later. Many fixes were made in the frameworks update, including a KTextEditor memory corruption fix and a couple fixes for dragging. The update of Mozilla Thunderbird 78.10.1 restored some previous behavior found in the 78.9.0 version. The fetchmail 6.4.19 update now properly reports option parsing errors. Tumbleweed skipped an entire major version of the of cluster file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes in its update of glusterfs from version 7.1 to 9.1; the new major version upgrade added support for 5K volumes, improved the rebalance of sparse files and it is now compiled with Link Time Optimization enabled by default. The full-featured implementation of the DNS protocol bind9 9.16.15, fixed a few CVEs including one that could lead to a RUNTIME_CHECK assertion failure. Also updated in the snapshots were ceph, chat client pidgin 2.14.4 and terminal multiplexer tmux 3.2.

The 20210508 snapshot updated Mozilla Firefox 88.0.1, which fixed a corruption of videos playing on Twitter or WebRTC calls on some Gen6 Intel graphics chipsets. A CVE involving web render components was also fixed with the open-source browser. An update in php7 7.4.19 reverted a fix that treated everything as PARAM_STR. Google’s library for parsing, formatting and validating international phone numbers libphonenumber updated to version 8.12.22, which updated carrier data and the geocoding data for Germany’s +49 and Mexico’s +52 calling codes. Other packages updated in the snapshot were hwdata 0.347, perl-CGI 4.52 and ibus-table 1.13.0.

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