IPFire 2.19 - Core Update 107 released

The IPFire Project ipfire-announce at lists.ipfire.org
Tue Nov 8 20:31:13 CET 2016


This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.19 – Core Update 107. It
mainly comes with a fix for the Dirty COW vulnerability in the Linux kernel and
fixes various issues with the latest DNS proxy update in Core Update version

Dirty COW

This update patches the IPFire Linux kernel against a recently disclosed
vulnerability called Dirty COW [1]. This is a local privilege escalation bug
which could be used by a local attacker to gain root privileges.


* A further patch fixes Intel processors with AES-NI which’s hardware supports
  encryption with 256 and 192 bit key length, but was not properly implemented
  in the Linux kernel
* A fix to show the new unbound DNS proxy in the log section of the web user
* hdparm 9.5.0 and libjpeg 1.5.1 have been updated

We are currently crowdfunding a Captive Portal for IPFire [2] and would like you
to ask to check it out and support us!

Please help us to support the work on IPFire Project with your donation [3].

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_COW
[2] http://wishlist.ipfire.org/wish/the-ipfire-captive-portal
[3] http://www.ipfire.org/donate

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