Thunar, Firefox, Python Update in Tumbleweed

Five Tumbleweed snapshots became available to users of openSUSE’s rolling release this week.

A couple smaller- and medium-sized snapshots brought new software updates for Xfce’s Thunar, the Linux Kernel, Mozilla Firefox, PostgreSQL, Python and more.

The 20210915 snapshot had two package updates. There was an update of translations for the manpages-l10n package to version 4.11.0, which enabled Hungarian translations. The tool set package for accessing and modifying virtual machine images, libguestfs 1.44.2, had a large amount of changes; it added and removed several patches and relicensed setup.py to LGPLv2+ from its original GPLv2+ license.

Xfce’s Thunar package was updated in snapshot 20210914; the update to the file manager 4.16.9 version fixed a memory leak, updated translations and disabled automatic queueing of file transfers. Linux Kernel 5.14.2 had a few USB serial control fixes and a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures fix; the fix for CVE-2021-3640 could allow a privileged local user to crash the system or escalate their privileges on a system. The package for video and image frames, pfstools, updated to version 2.2.0 and provided many fixes allowing the package to work with newer versions of libraries. Also updated in the snapshot were aria2 1.36.0 and text browser links 2.24.

Mozilla Firefox updated to the 92.0 major version in snapshot 20210913. A new feature is the full-range color levels now has support for video playback on many systems. Firefox can now automatically upgrade to HTTPS using HTTPS RR as Alt-Svc headers. An update of postgresql 13.4 had a fix build with LLVM12 on s390x and fixed CVE-2021-3677. Application builder python-kiwi 9.23.54 made some changes to fix behavior with the rsync tool. Other updates in the snapshot wre make to KDE’s amarok, tuned 2.16.0, libsrtp2 2.4.1 and more.

The 20210912 snapshot gave an update of Mozilla Thunderbird 91.1.0. The email client fixed two CVEs and a memory safety bug. An update of pipewire 0.3.35 made adjustments to the Bluetooth codecs and now separates these as plugins to make it easier to ship. PipeWire’s audio mixer can now mix more formats. The update of python38 3.8.12 provided security updates and made email-date parsing more robust against malformed input, namely a whitespace-only. Some YaST packages were updated like yast2-installation 4.4.18, which now displays release notes during an upgrade.

YaST also had some updates in the 20210910 snapshot; the yast2-update 4.4.3 package fixed a crash during a system upgrade, which synchronized the YaST and libzypp repositories to avoid deleting caches for used repositories. The 1.5.25 version of ibus added a patch to fix a build on openSUSE Leap and nmap 7.92 had some improvements to include the Transport Layer Security 1.3 supporting most scripts for which the security scanner is relevant. The 5.14.1 Linux Kernel was also in the snapshot.

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