Alpine Linux 3.8.1 new version available


Last week the new version of the Linux distribution Alpine Linux was released coming is to its new version 3.8.1 with which it adds new features to the system and above all comes with bug fixes and package updates.

Alpine Linux is a community-developed operating system designed for x86 routers, firewalls, virtual private networks, IP phones, and servers.

It designed to implement the security concept, which includes a number of active security features such as PaX and SSP, which can prevent software vulnerabilities from being used by rivals.

The system uses the C language library is musl, the basic tools are in BusyBox. They are common on embedded systems and are smaller than tools on GNU / Linux systems.

Alpine Linux is based on musl libc and busybox. This makes it smaller and more resource efficient than traditional GNU / Linux distributions.

A container requires no more than 8MB, and a minimal disk installation requires about 130MB of storage.

You not only get a fully developed Linux environment but a large selection of packages from the repository.

About the distribution

The binary packages are scaled down and split, giving you even more control over what you install, which in turn keeps your environment as small and efficient as possible.

Alpine Linux it is a very simple distribution that uses its own package manager called apk, the OpenRC boot system, script-guided configurations, and more.

Esto provides you with a simple and clear Linux environment with it you can add the packages you need for your project.

So whether you're building a home PVR or iSCSI storage controller, ultra-slim mail server container, or a rock-solid integrated switch, nothing else will get in the way.


The kernel is patched with an unofficial port from grsecurity / PaX, and all userland binaries are compiled as position independent executables (PIEs) with stack crush protection.

The project is distributed in multiple editions, each with its own purpose and abilities. The main edition is called Alpine Linux Standard, includes some of the most widely used packages, and is geared toward servers and routers that run directly from RAM (system memory).

The second edition is called the Alpine Linux Mini and it is actually a minimal version of the Alpine Linux Standard. It comes with only a few basic packages and can be to install the operating system from the network.

The third edition is called Alpine Linux VServer and includes only the Vserver host packages. Network professionals can use this Alpine flavor to implement VServer hosts that run directly from RAM.

As well it can be installed on a local disk drive. Lastly, the Alpine Linux Xen edition provides users with a Xen Dom0 Live CD and Xen packages. It is only supported on 64-bit hardware platforms.

New release from Alpine

This It is a bugfix version of the stable branch v3.8, based on Linux kernel-4.14.69 and contains bug fixes.

Contains an important security update for apk-tools that fixes a possible remote launch. A CVE is pending.

In addition to it several of the packages included within this distribution received security updates, of which we can highlight php7 to 7.2.8, php5 to 5.6.37, Nextcloud update to its new version 13.0.6.

In addition to this, wpa_supplicant received a security fix (CVE-2018-14526), ​​as well as py-django (CVE-2018-14574) and openssh (CVE-2018-15473).

Alpine Linux Download

If you want to download this new Alpine Linux update, you must go to the official website of the project where you can obtain the image of the system according to the architecture of the equipment where you will use it.

You should also know that this distribution has an image to use on Raspberry Pi.

The link of download is this.

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