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Flatpak Linux App Sandboxing Receives New Feature That Hardens Its Security

Jun 23, 2017, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

Alex Larsson has recently released Flatpak versions 0.9.6 and 0.8.7, which comes about two weeks after their previous point releases to implement a new feature that will avoid creating world-writable directories or setuid files, including in the Flatpak export functionality. Additionally, the Flatpak developers made it possible for all newly created flatpak installations to use a "bare-user-only" mode for the repositories. In other words, users can now install Flatpak apps even if the file system of GNU/Linux distribution you're using doesn't support extended attributes.

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