Whonix VirtualBox - Testers Wanted! - Stronger Linux User Account Isolation and more Hardening

Testers Wanted!

Download the Testers-Only version of Whonix for VirtualBox:

Alternatively, in-place release upgrade is possible upgrade using Whonix testers repository.

Notable Changes:

Interesting for developers:

  • add anon-base-files to whonix-host-xfce-kvm-freedom
  • add hardened-malloc to hardened-packages-dependencies-cli
  • remove unneeded dependency live-config-systemd
  • anon-base-files:
    • do not create home folder during postinst
    • Leave user ‘user’ creation to Qubes.
    • fix, actually use --no-create-home

[1] In favor of sdwdate-gui. whonixcheck connectivity check code checks Tor as well as sdwdate. Due to Tor/onion slowness it often times out. Since improving that code is difficult, sdwdate-gui is used instead as a solution that provides better visual feedback to users.

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First issue. Running whonixcheck from the the main menu pops a lot of messages from msgdispatcher. They are not clear about the real cause, only exit 1.

Had to stop and start msgdispatcher --x to find out that all the tmp files in /run/msgcollector/whonixcheck are denied permission. Due to hardening ?

whonixcheck cli works fine.


I cant enter whonix_repsitory nor ACW , it requires sudo password then after that it says:

Child 'su' process failed!
su: Authentication failure

Yes i can confirm this , seems to be from hardening.

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Fixed in testers repository.


Permission issues indeed. Also fixed in msgcollector and testers repository. Hopefully.

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It is fixed.