IPFire 2.19 - Core Update 116 released

The IPFire Project ipfire-announce at lists.ipfire.org
Mon Nov 6 22:00:14 CET 2017


Just days after releasing Core Update 115 with our brand new Captive Portal, we
are releasing the next update for IPFire which is necessary because some
security vulneratbilities have been found in some packages that IPFire uses.
Those are openssl and wget, but this update also brings some smaller bug fixes.

To help us to provide Core Updates regularly and swiftly in case of any security
issues, we would like to ask you to support the project by sending us your
donation [1]!

openssl 1.0.2m

The OpenSSL project released version 1.0.2m and issued two security advisories
in the last week. The two vulnerabilities that were discovered were of moderate
and low security, but we have decided to ship you this update as soon as
possible. Hence it is recommended to update as soon as possible, too.

The more severe vulnerability referenced as CVE-2017-3736 fixes a problem with
modern Intel Broadwell and AMD Ryzen processors where OpenSSL uses some modern
DMI1, DMI2 and ADX extensions and calculates the square root incorrectly. This
could be exploited by an attacker who is able to put significant resources into
recover a private key more easy alas this attack is still considered virtually
unfeasible by the OpenSSL security team.

The less severe vulnerability was caused by overreading certificate data when a
certificate has a malformed IPAddressFamily extension. This could lead lead to
erroneous display of the certificate in text format. This vulnerability is
tracked under CVE-2017-3735.


* wget also suffered from two security vulnerabilities that allowed an attacker
  to execute arbitrary code. They are referenced under CVE-2017-13089 and CVE-
* apache was updated to version 2.4.29 which fixes a number of bugs.
* snort has been updated to version 2.9.11.
* xz has also been updated to version 5.2.3 which brings various improvements.

It is recommended to reboot the IPFire system after installing this Core Update.

[1] http://www.ipfire.org/donate

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