[tails-news] Tails 0.22 is out

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Wed Dec 11 16:00:00 CET 2013


Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 0.22, is out.

All users must upgrade as soon as possible: this release fixes [numerous security issues](https://tails.boum.org/news/../security/Numerous_security_holes_in_0.21/index.en.html).

# Changes

Notable user-visible changes include:

  * Security fixes

    * Upgrade to Iceweasel 24.2.0esr that fixes a few serious security issues.
    * Stop migrating persistence configuration and access rights. Instead, disable all persistence configuration files if the mountpoint has wrong access rights.
    * Upgrade to NSS 3.15.3 that fixes a few serious security issues affecting the browser.
  * Major improvements

    * Switch to Iceweasel 24.2.0esr and Torbutton 1.6.5.
    * Incremental upgrades are ready for beta-testing.
  * Bugfixes

    * Fix Vidalia startup.
    * Disable DPMS screen blanking.
    * Fix checking of the persistent volume's ACL.
    * Sanitize more IP and MAC addresses in bug reports.
    * Do not fail USB upgrade when the "tmp" directory exists on the destination device.
  * Minor improvements

    * Clearer warning when deleting the persistent volume.
    * Use IBus instead of SCIM.
    * Always list optimal keyboard layout in the greeter.
    * Fix on-the-fly translation of the greeter in various languages.
    * Update I2P to 0.9.8.1 and rework its configuration.

See the [online Changelog](https://git-tails.immerda.ch/tails/plain/debian/changelog) for technical details.

# Known issues

  * The Unsafe Browser cannot connect to the Internet ([ticket #6479](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/6479)). This can be workaround'ed by setting `network.proxy.socks_remote_dns` to `false` on the about:config web page.
  * Keyboard shortcuts use QWERTY mapping instead of AZERTY on French keyboard ([ticket #6478](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/6478)). This may impact other keyboard layouts as well.
  * TorBrowser takes too long to shutdown ([ticket #6480](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/6480)).
  * TorBrowser proposes to share the microphone with websites ([ticket #6481](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/6481)).
  * htpdate uses a different User-Agent than the Tor Browser ([ticket #6477](https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/6477)).
  * The included Linux 3.10-3 (version 3.10.11-1) kernel has a few known security issues.
  * [Longstanding](https://tails.boum.org/news/../support/known_issues/index.en.html) known issues.

# I want to try it or to upgrade!

Go to the [download](https://tails.boum.org/news/../download/index.en.html) page but first, please consider [testing the incremental upgrade](https://tails.boum.org/news/./test_incremental_upgrades/index.en.html).

As no software is ever perfect, we maintain a list of [problems that affects the last release of Tails](https://tails.boum.org/news/../support/known_issues/index.en.html).

# What's coming up?

The next Tails release is [scheduled](https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2013-December/004405.html) for January 21.

Have a look to our [roadmap](https://labs.riseup.net/code/projects/tails/roadmap) to see where we are heading to.

Would you want to help? There are many ways [**you** can contribute to Tails](https://tails.boum.org/news/../contribute/index.en.html). If you want to help, come talk to us!

URL: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_0.22/index.en.html


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