[Tails-testers] [Tails News] Tails 5.3.1 is out

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# [Tails 5.3.1 is

This release is an emergency release to fix a security vulnerability in the
_Linux_ kernel.

# Changes and updates

* Update the _Linux_ kernel to 5.10.127-2, which fixes [CVE-2022-34918](https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-34918), a vulnerability that allows applications in Tails to gain administration privileges.

For example, if an attacker was able to exploit other unknown security
vulnerabilities in _Tor Browser_ , they might then use CVE-2022-34918 to take
full control of your Tails and deanonymize you.

This attack is very unlikely, but could be performed by a strong attacker,
such as a government or a hacking firm. We are not aware of this attack being
used in the wild.

* Update _Thunderbird_ to [91.12.0](https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/91.12.0/releasenotes/).

# Fixed problems

For more details, read our

# Known issues

None specific to this release.

See the list of [long-standing

# Get Tails 5.3.1

## To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage

* Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.0 or later to 5.3.1.

You can [reduce the size of the
download](https://tails.boum.org/doc/upgrade/index.en.html#reduce) of future
automatic upgrades by doing a manual upgrade to the latest version.

* If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a [manual upgrade](https://tails.boum.org/doc/upgrade/index.en.html#manual).

## To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

* [Install from Windows](https://tails.boum.org/install/windows/index.en.html)
* [Install from macOS](https://tails.boum.org/install/mac/index.en.html)
* [Install from Linux](https://tails.boum.org/install/linux/index.en.html)
* [Install from Debian or Ubuntu using the command line and GnuPG](https://tails.boum.org/install/expert/index.en.html)

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of

## To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails
5.3.1 directly:

* [For USB sticks (USB image)](https://tails.boum.org/install/download/index.en.html)
* [For DVDs and virtual machines (ISO image)](https://tails.boum.org/install/download-iso/index.en.html)

# What's coming up?

Tails 5.4 is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/calendar/) for
August 23.

Have a look at our [roadmap](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/roadmap) to see
where we are heading to.

URL: <https://tails.boum.org/news/version_5.3.1/index.en.html>

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