Tumbleweed Gets Two New Kernels

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

Snapshot 20160120 brought users Linux Kernel 4.8.3 and and four days later snapshot 20160124 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 20160123 and KDE updates with snapshot 20160122.

Snapshot 20160122 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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