Linux News Today: MKVToolNix 8.5.1 Open-Source MKV Manipulation Tools Has Bugfixes, Some Improvements
A new maintenance release of the MKVToolNix 8.5 open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation software has been released for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X.
As we reported last week, MKVToolNix 8.5 was a major release that brought in numerous new features to the MKVToolNix GUI and the mkvmerge tool, but according to the developers, MKVToolNix 8.5.1 is a much-needed update that includes important memory access related fixes to the libEBML and libMatroska libraries.
But that’s not all, as the new MKVToolNix 8.5 point release fixes an issue with the “Save file” dialog, addresses a crash that occurred when attempting to load corrupted job settings, and fixes a problem with the MKVToolNix GUI’s header editor where tree items were not translated again after switching to a different language.
“I’ve released MKVToolNix v8.5.1 only four days after 8.5.0. The reason is that Cisco’s Talos Research Group has found several cases of invalid memory access and instances of freeing memory twice in libEBML (TALOS-CAN-0036, TALOS-CAN-0037). The consequences range from heap information disclosure to denial of service,” said Moritz Bunkus.
More bugs and a few enhancements land for MKVToolNix 8.5
In addition to the changes mentioned above, MKVToolNix 8.5.1 fixes more bugs, such as a problem that occurred only on GNU/Linux operating systems, related to the “Open folder” function, which apparently injected a redundant leading slash in the name of the directory, leading to wrong interpretation of the directory’s path by file managers like Dolphin.
Another bug has been fixed for the mkvmerge tool, making the track headers to be updated correctly, and there’s an enhancement implemented in MKVToolNix GUI’s header editor, which now displays track properties, such as language and name, in the Overview page. Download MKVToolNix 8.5.1 for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems right now from Softpedia.