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openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get Linux Kernel 4.8.4, KDE Plasma 5.8.2 LTS, More

We reported a few days ago that the openSUSE Tumbleweed GNU/Linux distribution was about to receive the Linux 4.8.3 kernel patched against the infamous “Dirty COW” vulnerability everyone is talking about lately. Well, that happened in snapshot 20160120, and it looks like Linux kernel 4.8.4 arrived as well four days later. Among other exciting updates that landed in the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system, we can mention the latest KDE Plasma 5.8.2 LTS desktop environment, timezone updates in snapshot 20160123 and KDE updates, as well as a new Ghostscript version that fixes the three-year-old CVE-2013-5653 vulnerability.