This release fixes a high severity security issue in tor, that affects performance and possibly anonymity.

Changes and updates

Included software

  • Update tor to

  • Update Thunderbird to 91.10.

  • Update the Linux kernel to 5.10.120. This fixes important security issues.

For more details, read our changelog.

Known issues

None specific to this release.

See the list of long-standing issues.

Get Tails 5.1.1

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.x.

  • If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a manual upgrade.

To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 5.1.1 directly:

What's coming up?

Tails 5.2 is tentatively scheduled for July 5, but it will likely be released later than that.