Release Announcement

SecureDrop 2.2.1 Released

March 10, 2022

SecureDrop 2.2.1 has been released. This is a bugfix release that includes a Linux kernel update. A complete list of changes can be found on GitHub.

What’s new in SecureDrop 2.2.1?

For administrators

  • Security: This release updates the hardened Linux kernel used by SecureDrop from version 5.5.18 to version 5.5.26, which includes a fix for the recently discovered “Dirty Pipe” privilege escalation vulnerability. While a successful exploit would require that an attacker has already obtained code execution capabilities on the system, this kernel update provides important defense in depth. (Issue, Pull Request)

What administrators need to do

SecureDrop Application and Monitor Servers will be updated to SecureDrop 2.2.1 automatically within 24 hours of the release. As with previous releases, we recommend that you update your Tails workstations to the latest version of Tails and the latest version of SecureDrop. Please see our upgrade guide for instructions.

Questions and comments

If you have questions or comments regarding this release, please contact us:

  • Via our Support Portal, if you are a member (membership is available to SecureDrop administrators on request);
  • Via (GPG encrypted) for sensitive security issues (please use judiciously);
  • Via our community forums.

We also encourage you to file non-sensitive issues you encounter in our GitHub repository (issue report form).

Thank you for using SecureDrop!

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