Tails 3.14 is out 5

Tails 3.14 is out

Linux Distribution

 

Tails 3.14 which includes fixes for various CPU hardware bugs, updates the kernel and streamlines the live disc. "Upgrades and changes: Update Linux to 4.19.37 and most firmware packages. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.). Enable all available mitigations for the MDS (Microarchitectural Data Sampling) attacks and disable SMT (simultaneous multithreading) on all vulnerable processors to fix the RIDL, Fallout and ZombieLoad security vulnerabilities. 

This release Tails 3.14 fixes many security vulnerabilities. You should upgrade as soon as possible

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Upgrades and changes

  • Update Linux to 4.19.37 and most firmware packages. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).
  • Enable all available mitigations for the MDS (Microarchitectural Data Sampling) attacks and disable SMT (simultaneous multithreading) on all vulnerable processors to fix the RIDL, Fallout and ZombieLoad security vulnerabilities.
  • Update Tor Browser to 8.5.
  • Remove the following applications:
    • Desktop applications
      • Gobby
      • Pitivi
      • Traverso
    • Command-line tools
      • hopenpgp-tools
      • keyringer
      • monkeysign
      • monkeysphere
      • msva-perl
      • paperkey
      • pwgen
      • ssss
      • pdf-redact-tools

    You can install these applications again using the Additional Software feature.Thanks to the removal of these less popular applications 3.14 and the removal of some language packs in 3.13.2, Tails 3.14 is 39 MB smaller than 3.13.

Fixed problems

  • Add back the OpenPGP Applet and Pidgin notification icons to the top navigation bar.
  • Fix NoScript being deactivated when restarting Tor Browser.

For more details, read our changelog.

Known issues

Tails 3.14 is out 8

TAILS FAILS TO START A SECOND TIME ON SOME COMPUTERS

On some computers, after installing Tails to a USB stick, Tails starts a first time but fails to start a second time. In some cases, only BIOS (Legacy) was affected and the USB stick was not listed in the Boot Menu.

We are still investigating the issue, so if it happens to you, please report your findings by email to [email protected]. Mention the model of the computer and the USB stick. This mailing list is archived publicly.

To fix this issue:

  1. Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method.
  2. Start Tails for the first time and set up an administration password.
  3. Choose Applications ▸ System Tools ▸ Root Terminal to open a Root Terminal.
  4. Execute the following command:sgdisk --recompute-chs /dev/bilibop

You can also test an experimental image:

  1. Download the .img file from our development server.

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