October 1, 2016

Updates Released for IPFire Open Source Firewall

(LiveHacking.Com) – Two new core updates for the IPFire firewall distribution have been released. Core update 54 contains minor feature enhancements and bugfixes, while core update 55 incorporates the six security updates recently released for OpenSSL.

Core update 54
Update 54 adds the latest Intel network drivers (for igb 3.2.10, e1000 8.0.53 and e1000e 1.6.3) and updates the web proxy service to consumes less memory in some occasions. The intrusion detection system rules download is working again for the latest ruleset and the hardware status section on the web user interface recognizes more harddrives.

The detail are as follows:
Package updates: squid 3.1.18, snort 2.9.1.2 (daq 0.6.2), smartmontools (5.42)
Network drivers: Intel network drivers (igb 3.2.10, e1000 8.0.53, e1000e 1.6.3), ath9k-htc (USB) firmware 1.3, timezone and hardware database, GeoIP database
Small bugfixes: Syntax error in DHCP client script, H.323 connection tracking modules are not loaded when the system starts.

Core update 55
The recent updates to OpenSSL, the popular open source toolkit for SSL/TLS, which fixed a total of six security flaws made the bulk of the changes for update 55. The only other update of interest is that OpenSSH has also been updated to version 5.9p1.

More information about these updates can be found in the release announcement, plus in the Core 54 & Core 55 change logs. IPFire 2.11 Core 55 is available to download from  here.

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