Software Update: Tails 4.2.2

Tails stands for “The amnesic incognito live system” and is a live Linux distribution that focuses on privacy and anonymity. It uses Debian GNU/Linux as its base and adds a Gnome environment with Tor, Tor Browser, Pidgin, Thunderbird, Electrum, LibreOffice, GPG and KeePassXC. For more information, please refer to this page. The development team has released version 4.2.2 with the following improvements:


  • Update Tor Browser to 9.0.4.
    This fixes a critical vulnerability in the JavaScript JIT compiler of Firefox and Tor Browser. Mozilla is aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this vulnerability.
    This vulnerability only affects the standard security level or Tor Browser. The safer and safest security levels are not affected.

Fixed problems

  • Avoid a 2-minute delay when restarting after doing an automatic upgrade. (#17026)

For more details, read our changelog.

Version number 4.2.2
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux
Website tails
License type Conditions (GNU/BSD/etc.)