Tails 5.17.1 released! (2023-09-15)

Tails 5.17.1

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.

Changes and updates

For more details, read our changelog.

Known issues

None specific to this release.

See the list of long-standing issues.

Get Tails 5.17.1

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage

  • 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.

To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.

To download only

If you don’t need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 5.17.1 directly:

Posted 2023-09-15

Direct Downloads


tails (5.17.1) unstable; urgency=medium

  • Upgrade Tor Browser to 12.5.4 (tails/tails!1244)

    Closes issues:

    • Upgrade TorBrowser to 12.5.4 (tails/tails#19972)


    • Upgrade Tor Browser to 12.5.4 (refs: tails/tails#19972)
  • Update tor to (tails/tails!1241)

    Closes issues:

    • Support conflux circuits (tails/tails#19879)
    • Upgrade to tor 0.4.8.x (tails/tails#19952)


    • Update tor to (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 tails@boum.org Thu, 14 Sep 2023 20:06:20 +0200

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