News briefs for August 6, 2018.
60.0 was released today. You can download the new version from here (note, this is a direct
download, not an
upgrade). Changes include improvements for dealing with attachments, new light
and dark themes, WebExtension themes are now enabled, several new calendar
features and much more.
Richard Hughes welcomes
Lenovo to the LVFS (Linux Vendor Firmware Service). He writes that he and
Peter Jones “have been working with partners of Lenovo and the
ThinkPad, ThinkStation and ThinkCenter groups inside Lenovo to get automatic
firmware updates working across a huge number of different models of
hardware.” And also that “Bringing Lenovo to the LVFS has been a lot of work.
It needed changes to the low level fwupdate library, fwupd, and even the LVFS
admin portal itself for various vendor-defined reasons.”
Rolling 2018.08 is now available. Main updates include KDE Plasma 5.13.3,
KDE Frameworks 5.48, KDE Applications 18.04, Qt 5.11.1, Linux Kernel 4.17
Firefox Quantum 61.0 and much more. You can get the new release here.
More than 100 models of HP printers have critical vulnerabilities, ZDNet
reports. From HP’s security bulletin: “Two security vulnerabilities have
been identified with certain HP Inkjet printers. A maliciously crafted file
sent to an affected device can cause a stack or static buffer overflow, which
could allow remote code execution.” To see the list of affected printers and
links to the patches, go here.
A new SteamOS beta update for the Brewmaster release is now available.
According to GamingOnLinux, “it’s not technically a major update in terms of
the overall system, it’s still rather mighty where it counts”. Updates include
Linux kernel 4.16, Mesa 18.1.5 with LLVM 7.0 snapshot and NVIDIA drivers
Source: Linux Journal