This release is an emergency release to fix a critical vulnerability in Tor Browser.
We’d like to dedicate this Tails release to Debian developer Abraham Raji who tragically lost his life in an accident on the 13th of September, 2023.
- Update Tor Browser to 12.5.4 which fixes CVE-2023-4863: Heap buffer overflow in libwebp.
- Update Tor to 0.4.8.5.
For more details, read our changelog.
None specific to this release.
See the list of long-standing issues.
- Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.0 or later to 5.17.1.You can reduce the size of the download of future automatic upgrades by doing a manual upgrade to the latest version.
- If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a manual upgrade.
Follow our installation instructions:
- Install from Windows
- Install from macOS
- Install from Linux
- Install from Debian or Ubuntu using the command line and GnuPG
The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.
If you don’t need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 5.17.1 directly:
tails (5.17.1) unstable; urgency=medium
Upgrade Tor Browser to 12.5.4 (tails/tails!1244)
- Upgrade TorBrowser to 12.5.4 (tails/tails#19972)
- Upgrade Tor Browser to 12.5.4 (refs: tails/tails#19972)
Update tor to 0.4.8.5 (tails/tails!1241)
- Support conflux circuits (tails/tails#19879)
- Upgrade to tor 0.4.8.x (tails/tails#19952)
- Update tor to 0.4.8.5 (refs: tails/tails#19952)
Add $HOME/.local/bin to $PATH if it exists (tails/tails!1237)
- Add $HOME/.local/bin to $PATH if it exists Update .profile
– Tails developers email@example.com Thu, 14 Sep 2023 20:06:20 +0200
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