The Kodi 17.2 update is now available for download. The new update comes with a fix for the subtitle ZIP security flaw made known to the public just a few weeks ago. The subtitle ZIP files infected media players, which posed a huge security threat to users. After knowing about the issue, the team behind the media software quickly made sure to address the issue and release an update that would get rid of it. Thankfully, this update is now available for everyone to download on their devices.
The new update is available under version 17.2. Apart from including minor bug fixes for the security risk, the update includes countermeasures to avoid the issue once again. As mentioned on the Kodi website, the security fix is an important download for everyone who are using the media software. The developers are recommending its users to download the update as soon as possible so they can avoid being victimized by the security flaw. And since past versions of the software won’t be getting a security patch, they could be at risk for this issue.
The changelog for the new release comes with a number of general and platform-specific bug fixes such as:
- Fix selection after channelgroup switching in PVR guide window
- Fix handling of gaps that caused eradic [sic] behaviour in EPG grid
- Allow backing out of fullscreen pictures by mapping longpress guesture [sic]
- Quick fix for wake up command not being called in PVR power management
- Use alternative method to check if platform updates have been installed on Windows
- Set the minimum version in the code which is currently OSX 10.8
- Fix possible security flaw which could abused .zip files which try to traverse to a parent directory
- Use the correct ttc font from the video file for subtitles on Windows
- Detect and delete zero-byte database files which causes crashes
If you are using Kodi, make sure to download the latest 17.2 update through their website kodi.tv/download.