Flatpak 0.8.1 Lets Users Update Apps by Installing Newer Bundles, Fixes Bugs

Alex Larsson is today announcing the availability of Flatpak 0.8.1, the first point release of the new stable series. This appears to be a bugfix and security update, marked as CVE-2017-5226, bundled with bubblewrap 0.1.7 to addresses a security vulnerability that would allow an attacker to inject text on the controlling TTY. Flatpak 0.8.1 re-implements the ability to update applications by installing newer bundles, a functionality that was apparently not working properly in previous versions of the app sandboxing and distribution framework, which was recently adopted by popular Solus operating system.