openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Patched Against Meltdown/Spectre, Adopts LibreOffice 6.0

Much of the efforts of the OpenSuSE Tumbleweed’s maintainers were focused this week on patching the recently unearthed Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that put billions of devices at risk of attacks by allowing unprivileged attackers to steal your sensitive data from memory. openSUSE Tumbleweed is now patched against both Meltdown and Spectre if you use the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series, which contains patches for many of the security vulnerabilities associated with Meltdown and Spectre. However, the Tumbleweed is yet to receive a fully patched Linux 4.14 kernel against these exploits.