elementary OS 5.1.2 now available, with the solution to the Sudo bug and other new features

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A few hours ago, one of the better-designed Ubuntu-based distros has released a new minor update. Is about elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera, which is also the first installment to arrive after a release process that explains here!. One of the most outstanding novelties that come with this new installment of the "Elemental" operating system is that they have corrected a bug in Sudo that had been present for more than a decade.

elementary OS 5.1.2 arrives two months after the earlier version with other improvements, such as all the updates in the form of packages that were released in January 2020. Among the updated packages we have Code 3.2 or the Terminal, which has been uploaded to version 5.1.1. The System Preferences and File Manager have also been improved. On the other hand, hardware and security updates have been added, such as the aforementioned Sudo failed.

elementary OS 5.1.2 arrives with updated packages

A few months ago, we shared how our release process has evolved over time, and the release of elementary OS 5.1 Hera marked the first time we built the stable ISO for elementary OS through our new open source pipeline. With the new process, it has become much easier to tag and release incremental builds of the operating system, and accordingly today we have released a new twist on ISO 5.1.

The Sudo bug was a vulnerability that allowed users to gain root access on devices where pwfeedback it was enabled and the Sudo version was lower than v1.8.26. It is a bug that other distributions have also fixed this week, such as Debian and all the official Ubuntu flavors.

elementary OS 5.1.2 also includes in its ISO the latest HWE (hardware enablement) of Ubuntu 18.04.3. Users interested in doing a clean install can download the new ISO from this link. Existing users will receive all their updates from the same operating system.


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