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Draft release notes for 3.13.2 (#16694)

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[[!meta date="Sun, 5 May 2019 12:34:56 +0000"]]
[[!meta title="Tails 3.13.2 is out"]]
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[[!tag announce]]
This release is an emergency release to fix a critical security
vulnerability in *Tor Browser*.
It also fixes [[other security
vulnerabilities|security/Numerous_security_holes_in_3.13.1]]. You should upgrade as soon as possible.
[[!toc levels=1]]
# Changes
## Upgrades and changes
- Update *Tor Browser* to 8.0.9.
XXX: Check if there's a new blog post upstream.
Starting from Friday May 3, a problem in *Firefox* and *Tor Browser*
disabled all add-ons.
This release fixes the activation of add-ons in *Tor Browser*,
especially the *NoScript* add-on which is used to:
- Most importantly, protect against a very strong fingerprinting
technique called *HTML5 canvas fingerprinting* which can break your
Using HTML5 canvas fingerprinting, 2 or more collaborating websites
can compare how graphics and text are displayed by your computer to
determine whether 2 website visits are coming from the same
- Strengthen *Tor Browser* against some JavaScript attacks that can
lead to compromised accounts and credentials on websites.
- Enable or disable JavaScript on some websites using the NoScript
interface, if you use it.
XXX: Create ticket
- Remove the *OpenPGP Applet* and *Pidgin* notification icons from the top
navigation bar.
[[!img top-navigation-bar.png link="no"]]
You can still access the *OpenPGP Applet* and *Pidgin* notification icons
from the system tray in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
To display the system tray, move your mouse to the thin gray line on the of
the window list in the bottom-left of the screen:
[[!img system-tray-folded.png class="margin" link="no"]] [[!img system-tray-unfolded.png class="margin" link="no"]]
To move these icons back to the top navigation bar, you can execute the
following command in a *Terminal*:
<p class="pre command">gnome-shell-extension-tool</p>
Until now, these icons were display in the top navigation bar by the
*TopIcons* GNOME extension. This extension is unmaintained, causes GNOME to
crash ([[!tails_ticket 11188]]), and will not work in Tails 5.0 based on
Debian 11 (Bullseye).
XXX: Tell the help desk what to do
- Install localization packages only for the following languages:
- Arabic
- English
- Farsi
- French
- German
- Hindi
- Indonesian
- Italian
- Portuguese
- Russian
- Simplified Chinese
- Spanish
- Turkish
You can install localization packages for other languages using the
*[[Additional Software|doc/first_steps/additional_software]]* feature.
Localization packages include:
- *Thunderbird* localization:
packages <span class="command">thunderbird-l10n-<span class="command-placeholder">lang</span></span>
- *LibreOffice* localization:
packages <span class="command">libreoffice-l10n-<span class="command-placeholder">lang</span></span>
- Spell-checking dictionaries:
packages <span class="command">hunspell-<span class="command-placeholder">lang</span></span>
Where <span class="command-placeholder">lang</span> is the code for
your language. For example, <span class="command-placeholder">es</span> for
XXX: Create ticket
- Add a suspend button to the system menu.
XXX: Add screenshot
- Add shutdown and restart buttons to the system menu when the screen is
XXX: Add screenshot
- Replace all non-Latin fonts with the [[!wikipedia Noto_fonts
desc="Noto fonts family"]].
- Update *Debian* to 9.9.
- Update *Thunderbird* to 60.6.1.
## Fixed problems
- Fix the automatic configuration of new email accounts in *Thunderbird*.
([[!tails_ticket 16573]])
- Fix Tails shutting down when waking up from suspend on some computers.
([[!tails_ticket 11729]])
- Fix the import of the [[Tails signing key|tails-signing.key]] in the
*Passwords and Keys* utility.
- Don't show notifications about *TailsData* when configuring a persistent
volume. ([[!tails_ticket 16632]])
[[!img TailsData-notification.png link="no"]]
For more details, read our [[!tails_gitweb debian/changelog desc="changelog"]].
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# Known issues
### Tails fails to start a second time on some computers ([[!tails_ticket 16389]])
On some computers, after installing Tails to a USB stick,
Tails starts a first time but fails to start a second time. In some
cases, only BIOS (Legacy) was affected and the USB stick was not listed
in the Boot Menu.
We are still investigating the issue, so if it happens to you, please
report your findings by email to <>. Mention the
model of the computer and the USB stick. This mailing
list is [archived publicly](
To fix this issue:
1. Reinstall your USB stick using the same installation method.
1. Start Tails for the first time and [[set up an administration
1. Choose <span class="menuchoice">
<span class="guimenu">Applications</span>&nbsp;
<span class="guisubmenu">System Tools</span>&nbsp;
<span class="guimenuitem">Root Terminal</span>
</span> to open a <span class="application">Root Terminal</span>.
1. Execute the following command:
<p class="pre command">sgdisk --recompute-chs /dev/bilibop</p>
You can also test an experimental image:
1. [Download the *.img* file from our development
1. Install it using the same installation methods.
We don't provide any OpenPGP signature or other verification technique
for this test image. Please only use it for testing.
See the list of [[long-standing issues|support/known_issues]].
# Get Tails 3.13.2
## To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage
- Automatic upgrades are available from 3.12.1, 3.13, and 3.13.1 to 3.13.2.
XXX: Check which IUK will be available with:
git diff origin/master...origin/web/release-$VERSION wiki/src/upgrade/v1/Tails | grep "to_$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|upgrade]].
## To install Tails on a new USB stick
Follow our installation instructions:
- [[Install from Windows|install/win]]
- [[Install from macOS|install/mac]]
- [[Install from Linux|install/linux]]
<div class="caution"><p>All the data on this USB stick will be lost.</p></div>
## To download only
If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can directly download
Tails 3.13.2:
- [[For USB sticks (USB image)|install/download]]
- [[For DVDs and virtual machines (ISO image)|install/download-iso]]
# What's coming up?
Tails 3.14 is [[scheduled|contribute/calendar]] for May 14.
Have a look at our [[!tails_roadmap]] to see where we are heading to.
We need your help and there are many ways to [[contribute to
Tails|contribute]] (<a href="">donating</a> is only one of
them). Come [[talk to us|about/contact#tails-dev]]!
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