KeePassXC 2.4.2 released

We are happy to announce KeePassXC 2.4.2, the second maintenance release of the 2.4 series!

This release fixes several bugs and introduces a memory wiping feature that will reduce the risk of secrets remaining in memory after a database is locked or being swapped to disk. Combined with the existing restrictions on memory access by non-administrators, this feature increases the security of KeePassXC.

Other notable changes are fixes to entry editing, prevention of infinite save loops, ability to open non-http url’s, and preventing data loss when opening a database with duplicated attachment binaries.

The new release can be downloaded from our downloads page, our Ubuntu PPA, and Snapcraft.


Here is the full changelog for KeePassXC 2.4.2:

  • Improve resilience against memory attacks - overwrite memory before free [#3020]
  • Prevent infinite save loop when location is unavailable [#3026]
  • Attempt to fix quitting application when shutdown or logout issued [#3199]
  • Support merging database custom data [#3002]
  • Fix opening URL’s with non-http schemes [#3153]
  • Fix data loss due to not reading all database attachments if duplicates exist [#3180]
  • Fix entry context menu disabling when using keyboard navigation [#3199]
  • Fix behaviors when canceling an entry edit [#3199]
  • Fix processing of tray icon click and doubleclick [#3112]
  • Update group in preview widget when focused [#3199]
  • Prefer DuckDuckGo service over direct icon download (increases resolution) [#2996]
  • Remove apply button in application settings [#3019]
  • Use winqtdeploy on Windows to correct deployment issues [#3025]
  • Don’t mark entry edit as modified when attribute selection changes [#3041]
  • Use console code page CP_UTF8 on Windows if supported [#3050]
  • Snap: Fix locking database with session lock [#3046]
  • Snap: Fix theming across Linux distributions [#3057]
  • Snap: Use SNAP_USER_COMMON and SNAP_USER_DATA directories [#3131]
  • KeeShare: Automatically enable WITH_XC_KEESHARE_SECURE if quazip is found [#3088]
  • macOS: Fix toolbar text when in dark mode [#2998]
  • macOS: Lock database on switching user [#3097]
  • macOS: Fix global Auto-Type when the database is locked [#3138]
  • Browser: Close popups when database is locked [#3093]
  • Browser: Add tests [#3016]
  • Browser: Don’t create default group if custom group is enabled [#3127]


Please report any bugs you encounter at our GitHub issue tracker. We are also available on Matrix for real-time feedback and discussions. See our contact page for further options.